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Address: Kale Mh., 06240 Altindag/Ankara, Ankara 06240, Turkey
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The foundations of this structure were laid by Galatians and eventually...

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.

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Ankara citadel is one of the most historical value in Ankara. On top of the hill, climb on walls and you will see the whole city. Try to go around sunset hours. Be sure to visit... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mustafa Tarik O
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ankara citadel is one of the most historical value in Ankara. On top of the hill, climb on walls and you will see the whole city. Try to go around sunset hours. Be sure to visit some nice and authentic shops in the citadel. There are few tasty restaurants as well.

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Thank Mustafa Tarik O
Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, have to see if you're coming to Ankara as long as its one of the only two places. A classical medieval and later Ottoman urban tissue and a good place to have a panoramic Ankara view. Do not forget to stop by at Uludağ Kebapçısı and have a small tour in Traditional center (Ulus) when you come to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit...what a paranomic view of ankara city from the uphill as a birds eye.enjoyed a lot.

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Thank Raihan K
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

A must when in Ankara, views on the city are simply stunning and the fortifications and old restored houses create a special atmosphere.

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Thank Thomas P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The Citadel is particularly authentic and is what Ankara used to be during the Middle Ages until the end of the Ottoman Empire. It is great for shopping of artifacts. Prices and quality the handmade traditional artifacts are actually cheaper in the citadel than in the city of Ankara, and prices are not 'yet' at "touristic" rates. Also you will... More 

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Thank Ali D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the place to see in Ankara. It is not central so it will take to go there. You can use buses or metros.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

One of the good tourist attraction area in Ankara. Citadel is from Romans and used by different civilizations in time. However watch your valuable items as it is right in the middle of suburban area of Ankara :)

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Thank Mustafa Tarik O
Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Ankara is not only the important city (capital) for the Turkish Republic but also an significant commercial town in the Roman Era. Thus, you can see different tracks of civilizations on the old city walls, namely the Romans, Seljukians, Ottomans, and Modern Turks. I also recommend you a combined tour to the Citadel Area with the Anatolian Civilization Museum located... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

You can have great views of parts of Ankara, nice walk on the way to the top via a flea market. Not push chair or wheelchair friendly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The castle sits on top of mountain that is embellished by hundreds of beautiful stores, dispersed along the historic and enchanting alleyways, that sell amazing Turkish memorabilia dozesn

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