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“The best attraction on saw in Ankara”
Review of Ankara Castle

Ankara Castle
Ranked #9 of 211 things to do in Ankara
Certificate of Excellence
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“The best attraction on saw in Ankara”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

It is a very nice place to visit. It is a bit far from the center of the city but it is easy to take a taxi and go there.
Go up the castle and take nice pictures of the city. It is very nice.

When you are done visiting this place you can walk down to traditional bazaar and then you can visit the amusement park. They are all in the same area ( about 20 min walk)

Visited April 2014
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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“Worth the walk!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We took the steep route up to the castle and boy was it exhausting! The view was more than rewarding! Stunning views of the city. It is a bit of a shame there isn't more investment in the surrounding houses etc, as a few are in a state of disrepair. The walk down was more gentle and pleasant through the narrow streets and quaint trinket shops.

Visited March 2014
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Odenton, Maryland
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“Enjoy half a day”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Ankara castle itself boasts a fantastic view of the city of Ankara. Otherwise it is a bit lack luster. Definitely well preserved and it is neat seeing kids use the castle as a football arena but otherwise it doesn't draw you in much.

What is well worth it to visit is the surrounding market place in Ankara, which reminds you of what markets probably looked like hundreds, if not thousands of years ago. With yarn, spice and trinket peddlers offering you tea to give them a chance to sell you something. If there is a chance you could buy a rug, I HIGHLY recommend having the rug experience. It's one of a kind. So while the castle isn't as fantastic as many European variants, it is definitely well worth a visit if not just to wander the surrounding market areas.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Free and with great views”
Reviewed 24 January 2014

This “Castle” is literally just a few walls and battlements. It’s free to get into, and the views from the top are stunning. Don’t come for the history, come for the view.

Visited January 2014
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“A must see in ankara”
Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Nice view if the city. I recommend to visit during day. You can see some volunteered children as tourist guides. They never leave you until they get tip. A must see in ankara. Do not forget to take your camera with you

Visited January 2014
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