Urgup Museum

It opened in 1972 and in addition to the samples of fossils found in Urgup, prehistoric objects are displayed, from the Bronze Age and Hittite periods, Phrygian, Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman. There are also typical regional clothes, weapons and other items. The museum consists of a ground floor and a basement. On the ground floor you would find the exhibition rooms for archaeological and … Read more

Haci Bektas Veli Complex

Haci Bektas-i Veli was born in Nisabur, Khorasan, and was an important Islamic philosopher. First settled in Suluca Karahoyuk, known as Hacımkoy in Kirsehir, but after his trips to central Anatolia, he adopted the culture, customs and traditions of the region and earned the appreciation and respect of the people. When the Ottoman … Read more

Nevsehir Museum

It was opened in 1988 and it presents the results and findings of the vast majority of the excavations in the area. Certainly, a must-see for devotees of history and archeology. The museum has two showrooms, archaeological and ethnographical. On the ground floor, animal bones and fossils of earlier times are exhibited, being very … Read more

Aksaray Museum

It is the largest museum of Central Anatolia, based on the graves of the Anatolian Seljuks and Selime fairy chimneys, belonging to the people of Guzelyurt as a sign of the architectural synthesis of the region. On the first floor of the museum, three-storied, you will find stones, fossils and artworks. In the second, although dedicated to the … Read more

Open air Museum of Zelve

Zelve was long ago one of the largest communities in the region, an amazing caved city with a maze of houses and people of all kinds, whether they were Christian or Muslims. It is located about 10 kilometers from Goreme and Avanos. Christian groups left the site after the population exchange with Greece and Muslims … Read more

Open air Museum of Goreme

The Open Air Museum Goreme is composed of natural cliffs that house churches and monasteries hidden in the rock, excavated from the second half of the ninth century. Currently two of its beautiful churches are closed to visitors due to its deteriorated condition. The Kizlar convent, located to the left of the entrance is … Read more

Tüz Golu, the Salt Lake

The Salt Lake, Tüz Golu, is located about 120 kilometers south of Ankara, to Cappadocia. With its 1500 square kilometers is the second largest lake in Turkey, but in summer the surface is often reduced to about one thousan square kilometers. Generally this amazing salt lake is 80 kilometers long by 48 wide, with … Read more

Museums in Cappadocia

In Cappadocia there are many museums, both natural and manmade. Here we suggest those we consider the most interesting: Open Air Museum of Goreme Located in the Goreme National Historical Park, the museum consists of churches and monasteries of different sizes carved into the volcanic rock. We also see the Byzantine church architecture and overall religious architecture … Read more

Underground cities

It is believed that there are underground cities in Cappadocia since the Hittite period. So far only 36 have been discovered, but experts say that still there must be many underground cities entombed in the region. The widest and expanded is Kaymakli, while the deepest is Derinkuyu. Kaymakli It was built into the hill of the Kaymakli Citadel and opened to … Read more

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