A structure whose foundations were laid by the Galatians and then later finished by the Romans, the Ankara Citadel is an intriguing part of Turkish history, and a must-see attraction when visiting Ankara.
This incredibly well-preserved quarter of winding streets and thick, protective walls achieved its present appearance under the Byzantine Emperor in the 9th century AD. Standing at the highest point of the castle provides an unforgettable view and is frequently compared to being at the top of the world.
At the top of the citadel, visitors can enjoy authentic Turkish tea (Cay), various coffees (Kahve), and a number of handmade snacks. Worth visiting for the view alone, Ankara Citadel and the surrounding area is also an excellent place to mingle with the locals and learn more about the present culture.Places nearby:
Grand Mosque: Landmark of Ottoman Architecture 324 km / 201 mi
Topkapı Palace: Turkey's Transformed Museum 348 km / 216 mi
Hagia Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom 349 km / 216 mi
Manavgat Waterfall: The Popular Panoramic Fall Of Antalya, Turkey 368 km / 229 mi
Kursunlu Waterfalls, Turkey: Antalya's Scenic Kursunlu Waterfall Nature Park 372 km / 231 mi