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Kars Citadel

Kaleici Mah. Kars Merkez, Kars Merkez, Kars, Turkey
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Excellent view

You can see the city with its many mosques as well as the surrounding area from this high point... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
SadieMT
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Missoula, Montana
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Cool View on Kars City

The castle (1150) itself is not in the best condition, but the view from up here is pretty cool and... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
vanmerksteijn
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Built by Saltuks in 1152, only seven of the original 220 towers of this historic structure remain today.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“citadel” (10 reviews)
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Kaleici Mah. Kars Merkez, Kars Merkez, Kars, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

You can see the city with its many mosques as well as the surrounding area from this high point. The walk up is generally level.

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The castle (1150) itself is not in the best condition, but the view from up here is pretty cool and its FREE. There is a restaurant near the castel, which is open till late night. Parking is available.

Thank vanmerksteijn
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Half of the fun we had was driving up to the castle from the backside of the hill through a beautiful valley with changing views. The castle provides excellent views of old Kars with some of the main attractions directly below the castle. We did...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Nice view over the city of Kars. Walkable from the city center, some taxis also offer to make the trip.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

You can climb to this castle by a pedestrian walkway but it is quite a little bit high slope. İt is about 300 meters long, but when you reach at the top, the scenery of the Kars is beatifull.

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Be sure to wear good walking boots as this is quite a steep walk up to the castle. There is a café inside the walls where you can get tea and soft drinks and snacks. A good place for taking photographs and getting a view...More

Thank Julia G
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

It is a unique temple. Also as the castle and the baths beside it is built from a basalt. Therefore it is dark. A truly beautiful monument with an interesting history!

Thank Jakub B
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

A perfectly located ancient castle ruin with a full view of the old and the new city of Kars. You have to climb a bit if you have decided to visit the castle on foot. Would be more attractive is restored as origin.

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Worth walking - or driving up - for the view. There is a cafe, but we didn't visit it. The walls are huge, but the castle and fort had a neglected feel to it. The authorities could possibly house an Ottoman, Russian, Turkish, Armenian museum...More

Thank Iolo D
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

You should take a walk to Kars citadel because it offers a great view to the city of Kars but also to the steppe. It is great place to put things in perspective and see how rugged the area really is. The hike is not...More

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