Having towered above the city for centuries, Ankara Castle is now a symbol of Turkey’s long history. Visitors in Ankara flock to the citadel and it is one of the capital’s most popular attractions.
Ankara Castle is a short drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara which offers guests spacious and elegant accommodation in the city centre. Travellers can experience first-rate Ankara accommodation at this hotel, located near several major attractions.
The history of Ankara Castle
Known to locals as Ankara Kalesi (literally, Ankara Citadel), Ankara Castle towers over Turkey’s capital city. Historians believe the Galatians laid the foundations of Ankara Castle in its current position on a hill overlooking the city. The citadel was completed by the Romans, then added to and expanded by the Byzantines and Seljuks. Ankara Castle can be found at the heart of the oldest part of the city.
Today’s visitors to the citadel can explore a range of attractions. These include the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, situated at the entrance of Ankara Castle, and the ruins of a Roman theatre.
The area around Ankara Castle is also an excellent place to go shopping. Here, travellers will find an array of stalls selling traditional Turkish handicrafts, spices, dried fruit, sweets and delicious local food.
Amenities at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara
Guests at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankara can take advantage of the on-site fitness centre, business centre, free high-speed Internet access and helpful concierge services. The hotel restaurant and café bar also offers a great way to unwind after a day exploring Ankara Castle.