The citadel has two sections: inner castle and outer castle. Although the outer castle has twenty observation towers only few has reached today. The outer castle has seven entrances: Çankırı, Istanbul, Izmir, Namazgah, Erzurum, Kayseri and Aynalı are the names. Most of the inner castle towers are still in good condition. The walls have been built with marble and red Ankara Stone. The highest point of the inner castle is called Akkale (white castle) or Ali Taşı(High Stone). Allaaddin Camii being one of the best examples, the inner castle completely carries the characteristics of Traditional Turkish architecture.
Between the inner castle walls old Ankara houses attract your attention. This area being one of the oldest residential areas of the town is called Eski Ankara (Old Ankara). The houses are mostly wooden and mud brick. Although there are still some families living on those houses most of them have been converted to restaurants and gift stores. Antique dealers, carpet sellers, and masters of traditional Turkish handicrafts continue their work here.
The stands near the entrance exhibiting various herbs, spice and kuruyemiş (dried fruits) will fascinate you and we strongly suggest you to taste some. You wont be regretted.
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dta (78030) 2014-06-16 12:06
Hello Erhan ,
it looks like little village in the big city !
Beautiful view of the picturesque red roofed houses , the castle at the top of the hill and the town in the far .
lousat (91376) 2014-06-16 14:41
Hi Erhan,great capture of this part of old Ankara and the castle too on the top,magnificent too the view on the city in background,a very rich and interesting composition made with great detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (152938) 2014-06-17 5:20
This is almost not to believe what I see, these urbanisation in these city or village with all these roofs.
Also a very nice panorama view in background exactly with the big city in background.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
seres76 (1078) 2014-06-22 23:59
Eski Ankara'nin guzel bir anlatimi. Ellerine saglik...