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Ankara Castle, Ankara

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Ankara Castle is a fortification from ancient or medieval era in Ankara, Turkey. The exact date of its construction is unknown. Having been controlled by Romans and Byzantines earlier; it was captured by Seljuq Turks in 1073, by Crusaders in 1101, who gave it back again to the Byzantine and again by Seljuqs in 1227. The castle saw extensive repair by the order of İbrahim Paşa in 1832 during the Ottoman era.The outer citadel surrounds the old Ankara. There are 42 pentagonal towers along the walls, which range between 14- in height. The inner castle covers around 43km2.: Its southern and western walls intersect in a right angle, the eastern walls follow the ledges of the hill and the northern side was protected with a different type of defensive walls.Tr_Tr23
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  • The site has much historical significants to central Anatolia. At the very steep peak of surrounding Ulus, is from where Ankara grew from a citadel to city. The Kale is an impressive structure of stro...  more »
  • This is a great place to see old Ankara. A definite visit for memories of Ankara and Turkey. Follow the downward route through the narrow streets to the various gift shops. Do not miss lunch at the Di...  more »
  • The castle is ok. There are lots of people selling things along the way. It has nice views. There are some nice shops in the area. It gets really crowded on weekends and afternoons. If you want to see...  more »

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Where to stay in Ankara

Among the Roman ruins and citadels of the city of Ankara sits a collection of glitzy, upscale chain hotels. This cosmopolitan city may not be the best choice for the budget-conscious, so if shelling out a lot of money isn't your prerogative, look a little north of the city core to the independent hotels which are a bit more moderately priced. Alternatively, opt for an authentic, family-run Ottoman inn or boutique hotel. You'll find only one hostel here, which tends to fill up quickly.
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