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Ankara Citadel (Hisar)

Kale Mh., 06240 Altindag/Ankara, Ankara 06240, Turkey
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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.
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Kale Mh., 06240 Altindag/Ankara, Ankara 06240, Turkey
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"narrow streets"
in 9 reviews
"ankara citadel"
in 12 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 3 reviews
"old city"
in 8 reviews
"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"anatolian civilization"
in 4 reviews
"turkey"
in 12 reviews
"nice place"
in 4 reviews
"walls"
in 27 reviews
"hike"
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"fort"
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"bead"
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"ulus"
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"hill"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a long tiring walk to the top of the Citadel (my husband and I prefer walking around the city and finding the sightseeings), but it was definitely worth it. We went there after visiting the Anatolian museum and up there we discovered many...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pleasant place to visit with family This is the citadel of Ankara we were all excited about the sights

Thank Ranj M
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

To get a feeling of the oldest (not counting the still not unearthed Roman artefacts) version of Turkish capital, come here. On the way, visit the Anatolian Civilisations Museum and Rahmi Koç Museum as well. You are almost done: then visit Anıtkabir and the Roman...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This place need a long walk and it’s better to visit this site after ANADOLU museum. It’s located in the top of hill and There isn’t any special things to visit but the path is beautiful and you can see rural houses in the path...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

I’d been here before and liked quite a bit since you can have a nice neal at Emin Usta, if you like lamb that is, and bum around the narrow streets and see different collectibles and unique items for sale. Of course, there is the...More

Thank Omer B
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

I have been visiting the citadel for years, I have lost count of how many times I have been over the years; it has always been the only highlight in an otherwise dreary city. It has been a couple of years since I last went,...More

Thank Han S
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

This the oldest region of Ankara where Romans, Seljuks have lived. The castle wall stones show these civilisations. The first settlements of Turks in Ankara are in this region. The olden houses have been restored very well.

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

This ancient citadel is well restored in places and atop the hill in the old city. Solid walls made up of many ancient parts and a great view from the top. Beware of the open unguarded areas and take care if damp. Not suitable for...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

A must see to experience the juxtaposition of old city overlooking the sprawl of the modern Ankara. Worth the climb.

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

That is incredible place located in the old town of the city. There are many restaurants, cafe and souvenir shop as well as great museums. One if the well known museums are Koc's museum and Museum of Anatolian Civilization.

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