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The foundations of this structure were laid by Galatians and eventually completed by the Romans. Located atop a hill in the old city, the area inside the citadel contains many fine examples of traditional architecture.
...but stay away from the edges! We went to the castle one evening and the views are stunning. We were quite surprised not to see any safety barriers as the drops from the castle walls are big so just watch your step. The surrounding shops...More
It was a pricey taxi cab ride there. The place was covered with poor little kids piping on pipes, drumming on drums, sticking their hands out for coins. The "courtyard" areas had scads of saleswomen pandering their wares: bracelets, necklaces, purses. We went on a...More
When wallking through the castle you can look at the old architecture and walk up to the highest parts of the castle walls, from there you can get a perfect panaramic view of Ankara. There are several small shops that have an assortment of merchandise...More
Have been to Ankara a few times but never headed into the city. Searched trip advisor and this was the obvious choice for a visit and well worth the trip. Amazing views, friendly locals and history is spades. Only slight negative was the amount of...More
The area, called Ulus (probably spelled it wrong), if full of unquie shops. Leather makers, a guy whi takes old doors and makes coffee takes out of them...very nice, to standard Turkish memorabilia you come to expect from vendors.
Still, the castle itself is a...More
A must see! This has one of the best viewpoints in Ankara. It's like being on top of the world when you stand at the highest point of the castle walls. Worth visiting for the view alone. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings which are...More