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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
Mustafa Tarik O
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153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Nuray A
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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121 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Ebru A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank Nico-Caltabiano
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Khaled M
Valley Falls, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This experience could have been better if not for the shanty town at the base of the citadel. This area could be a major tourist attraction in Ankara if properly presented. I hope this area is developed more fully and with great attention to detail. I will visit again when in Ankara in a couple of years.

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Thank Salih D
Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This part of Ankara is recently restructured and you can find several shops with local handcraft and nice bars or restaurants with nice view on the town.

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Lublin, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Place to see nice view of Ankara, nothing special, have small souvenir shop,nice local coffee shop close to three nice Museum around.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I had the most wonderful history lesson here from a local friend. Views are amazing. Sadly they are doing some work outside (road works I think) so it was dusty and not easy to get into.

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