There is one more important historical site not far away from the ruins of the temple - Column of Julian. Visitors of the city should definitely visit the citadel of Hisar that has witnessed many important historical events. The beautiful Atakule Castle is surrounded by two circles of powerful fortification walls. It is believed that the inner circular wall was erected in the 6th century, and the external one - three centuries later. According to an ancient legend, all the powers of the city have been thrown at the construction of the fortification. All materials available, even the stones left from the destroyed ancient buildings, were used in the construction.
The mosque of Aladdin is a no less brilliant religious attraction. The construction of the mosque took place yet during the times of the Selcuks. The mosque has a square shape and is not distinguished by particular luxury, but there is something attractive and unique in its unforgettable design. Perhaps, tourists are attracted by the rich history of this ancient building. You can get acquainted with the history of the city and learn a lot about the first settlers of Ankara during the excursion to Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. The museum is located in beautiful old buildings, which were constructed in the 15th century. Among the archaeological artifacts present you will find even items that belong to the Paleolithic period. The main exhibit of the museum remains its own wall, which age estimates more than eight thousand years. In 1997 the museum was awarded with the honorary title "Museum of the Year" in Europe.
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