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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 great view of the city - and a bit windy

The old castle is easy to reach by taxi, and a great vista point to fully see the city of Ankara. From here you can walk down the old streets with many shops in renovated houses... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Darmstadt, Germany
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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The old castle is easy to reach by taxi, and a great vista point to fully see the city of Ankara. From here you can walk down the old streets with many shops in renovated houses - and stop at any of the small cafes to relax.

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an impressive location. The structures, the ramparts, going back in time, the citadel validates Rudyard Kipling's lament, far nearer and long before British Empire in India, "Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet." Most of the tourist sites are not only marvels of engineering and architecture but are testament to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The best 360 view of all of Ankara! They have installed new steps where there used to be a loose gravel steep uphill hike. However, this trip still involves a good amount of walking and hiking uphill. There are usually ppl in the castle or on the path to it, selling trinkets and curios. Once in awhile there is a... More 

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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

it'll make your day. just go at the dawn when the city is sleep and no one is around you, the tranquility is unique in ankara and you'll remember that moment maybe forever.

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Bristol, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

The Citadel is a complex. There are various things to do round here. Good shopping for silver accessories and local things. The Koç museum is here. It is also a popular dinner destinatination, lovely restaurants inside the Citadel.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

I went up at 8 in the morning and was alone, wonderful atmosphere and views from the top, really relaxing

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

If you go on foot its a long way to the top but the views of all Ankara are worth it. Wind your way back down through the shops and markets as there are some bargains to be had.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 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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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

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 November 19, 2016 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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