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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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Great view

It was a rainy day, but the city was nonetheless breathtaking- partly because of all the stairs. They really cleaned it up, and other than the panorama and seeing some true... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a rainy day, but the city was nonetheless breathtaking- partly because of all the stairs. They really cleaned it up, and other than the panorama and seeing some true traditional houses from the outside, there was a neat market place for cheap souvenirs nearby, in Ulus.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ankara Citadel (Hisar) is located in Kale Mh., 06240 Altindag/Ankara, Ankara 06240, Turkey. Feels awesome to see the view of city and world from top.

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Thank Madhavi74
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk around Ankara and reach the top for amazing views of the city around. Lost of stalls with locally made goods. Stop and east at one of the numerous cafes - again choose a local cafe not your usual chain ones

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suggested to be the beginning there and don't miss the Heritage restaurant Especially Bursa Restaurant

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This citadel is bigger than appearing. Only the 1/100 part is restored. It is not interesting compared to castles I have seen in Europe. The citadel is cut by multiple roads that are build on the ruins The only interesteing part of this citadel, is not the citadel itself but the possibility to see the brazzaville/bidonville/Favelas of Ankara on one... More 

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Reviewed 22 March 2017

and impressive fortress. Wow! Perched atop one of Turkey's many beautiful cliffs this citadel is awe-striking. I think Turkey is the only place that can compete with Europe by way of architecture and it wins by a landslide in terms of Natural beauty. I love Europe most and hope Turkey will join the EU someday because it is so very... More 

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Fethiye, Turkey
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Like every castle in every city Ankara Castle is also located on a high hill of the city where you can see a nice panorama of the city and you can find some nice restaurants nearby as well.

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Unfortunately the citadel is completely neglected. You have to wonder round on your own. Except from amazing views of Ankara, there is not pretty much anything to see.

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The Citadel/Castle of Ankara (tell to the taxi driver: Ankara Kalesi), if you go to the top (stairs - not wheelchair friendly) you will have a great view of Ankara - great place to take pictures! It is a small-medium sized place but lovely to walk, have something to eat (tip: eat mantı - good price and tastes good!), to... More 

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

The castle in Ankara, imposing position, need to be careful with kids as the heights/drops are quite scary. Free but parking is difficult and costs

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