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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ankara Citadel (Hisar) by using our Ankara tour itinerary planner.
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  • August 20, 2017
    I say go here landscape yükşek appropriate in case of medium prices. Everyone's tastes change. I was in force.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The dominant of the city and practically the only historic site and tourist attraction. During the construction of the walls used stones of ancient Greek and Byzantine fortresses and buildings. Inscriptions and bas-reliefs. But the main thing is shoes. Climb in the old town and the fortress will be crooked-slanting over cobblestones. Inside there are shops and cafes. Top forgive panorama of the city. And all. On the square in front of the main entrance there is a restaurant Divan. Recommend to drink coffee on the porch and the same panoramic views of the city.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Unfortunately, citadel is in terrible condition, full of dirt and trashes. And also renovation was terrible, only concrete, they did not respect any esthetics. Wish to be re-designed and renovated as ...  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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