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Ankara Citadel (Hisar), Ankara
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Sitting on top of a hill above the city, Ankara Citadel (Hisar) dominates the scenery with its 14-16 m (46-53 ft) high Byzantine walls. Dating back some 3,000 years, the complex still swarms with activity today and boasts ruins and centuries-old monuments. Here you can see mosques from the 12th century and ancient marble sarcophagi on one side of the road, and order a meal on the other. See homes of the locals that preserve the classical architectural style. Not only are the buildings authentic, but the lifestyle here hasn't changed much; domestic animals walk around backyards and people still beat skeins of wool on the roads. Arrange your visit to Ankara Citadel (Hisar) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Ankara using our Ankara vacation builder.
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  • I suggest that women not to go to the Castle alone. Can go safely up there, though it's not even accurate. Alleys. Fortress-like Castle. Go with friends, but if possible, great views from Ankara. Because you can terminate your way until the castle:))
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  • 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. 
  • based on ancient history, Castle dedinmi, historic restaurants, ankara ankara to mind dönercisi and antique dealers. narrow streets with their spells from Ankara.
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