The origins of the Ankara Citadel are not known

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Ankara Citadel, Ankara

The origins of the Ankara Citadel are not known.

The origins of the Ankara Citadel are not known. Sitting atop a hilly lava outcrop overlooking the city, the Byzantine inner walls enclose 43 km2 along 42 pentagonal towers, while the outer walls enclose the old city. Enter through the main gate Parmak Kapisi to see traditional Turkish houses which have retained their culture over the ages.


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About Ankara Citadel

 Kale, 06240 Altındağ/Ankara, Turkey

 www.ankarakalesi.com

Ankara Citadel and Nearby Sights on Map

Cengelhan Rahmi M. Koc Museum

The Cengelhan Rahmi M Koc Museum is an industrial museum tracing the historical development of transport, communications and engineering, through a wide variety of artifacts that include early automobiles, rail transport items, communications and navigation tools, scientific instruments, models and replicas of early communications equipment

Yeni Mosque

The Cenab Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Yeni (New) Mosque, is the largest Ottoman mosque in Ankara

Ankara Roman Theatre

The ruins of an ancient Roman theatre dating back to the 2nd century AD can be seen here

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations traces the history of Turkey through the ages starting from the Paleolithic era

Ahi Elvan Mosque

The Ahi Elvan Mosque was commissioned by Ahi leader Ahi Elvan Mehmet Bey in 1382, and restored by Sultan Mehmed I in 1413

Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi

The new Erimtan Archaeology and Arts Museum showcases Yüksel Erimtan’s collection of archaeological finds dating from the Bronze Age, along with contemporary art

Haci Ayvaz Mosque

Cicekcioglu Mosque

Cicekcioglu translates to ‘Son of Florist’, a reference to the beautiful flower motifs of this 17th century mosque

Hamamonu

Hamamönü is a quaint area between the Hacettepe University campus and Ankara Citadel, with restored houses in 19th century Ottoman style

Direkli Mosque