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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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A nice trip to understand the history of Ankara

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Mario44globetrotter
Lublin, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Thank Smile
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank SaraHaywood
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you go to this place for the best Kabob in town. It is a whole in the wall very popular with the natives and the food is perfect. it is located just outside of the "kale" ankara castle.

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Thank Lili G
Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is quite a unique place to visit. In fact, if you go to the top there is actually a restaurant there. And if you meander around you will see a small village with shops and people making touristic items for purchasing. The view is outstanding.....it is on the opposite end of Ankara from the Tower in Cankaya area.

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Thank lnsots
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

great place , they have some traditional stores selling gifts , it is like a village , people lives along going up . i had a great time going up , people are very friendly and cool .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

It is a places that you can visit when you go to ankara. It is a nice castle and it takes around 20 minute walk to reach the top of the castel. It can be a bit difficult for old ones to reach the top of the castle.

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Thank Sahar S
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Nice to check nice to see but once you're on top, not much to do. No explanations etc. Still a must but I'd make sure to read about the place's history before going. The citadel in itself is rather uninteresting.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

There are a lot of walls to walk around, but there's very little to actually see, plus not a huge amount of historical information. Lots of shops and cafes to visit though and some good city views from the top.

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Thank PsychoSavager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful views ,, nice street music ,, bazar with very reasonable price souvenirs .. spend good time on a cafe in the castle foot steps

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