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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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  • I've been visiting this area, and the renovated streets around the citadel for over 10 years. They, the city and businesses, are doing a great job of making this a real destination. 10 years ago the c...  more »
  • you can walk around the historical area of Ankara... visit the old bazar and antique shops...and ofcourse taste Ankara doneri at the small restaurants, the most important is there is a museum about al...  more »
  • According to the Hill, and a significant portion of Ankara, also you can recognize Ankara's date is a nice place. Opposite the entrance, near the Museum of civilizations and Rahmi KOC Museum. The picture on the wonderful view to the Castle retreat. It's important to be seen in Ankara. Also, you can get something as a souvenir gift shop are available.
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