Cappadocia Churches; All churches in the Cappadocia region have historical information. You can find a list of churches in the area.
When you look at the history of Cappadocia, you can see that it dates back to the first historical ages. In the pre-Christian eras, polytheistic religions were generally believed. However, during the wars, the region was plundered and a significant part of the works belonging to these periods were destroyed. Some of them disappeared over the years and remained under the ground. In the years after Christ; For an important period of time, it continued to exist as the living space of Christians.
Being at the intersection of trade routes has made Cappadocia more valuable, especially when technology and transportation have not advanced much yet. It has also been a frequent destination for many Christian clergy and congregations. For this reason, there are many churches in Cappadocia.
You can see that there are about 400 churches in the Cappadocia region, which has hosted many civilizations for thousands of years. These churches were built in different time periods and are of different sizes.
Stones extracted from Cappadocia were used in a significant part of the churches. Despite all these years, the drawings inside the churches can still be seen clearly; it is remarkable.
There are many churches built inside the fairy chimneys. In addition, there are generally living spaces such as cellars and dining halls in churches. This is an indication that the churches in the region were also used as a living space from time to time. Sometimes the clergy stayed in churches while they were in seclusion. Sometimes; During the attacks, churches turned into shelters.
Today, a significant part of the churches in Cappadocia are not actively used. However, it is open to tourists. Although most of them are free to take photos and videos, it is useful to get a notification from the staff when entering the church.
Although the visiting hours vary according to the churches, it usually opens at 08:00 in the morning as it is operated by the Ministry of Culture. Closing time is 17.00 in winter months; In the summer and spring months when tourism is intense; It can be extended until 19:00.
Before visiting the Cappadocia churches, you can benefit from the contents we have prepared about each church. To make your schedule more efficient, you can mark churches in the same area and create a plan to visit at the same time.
If you participate in a Cappadocia tour, you can visit with a professional tour guide and get detailed information about the churches. If you want to plan your holiday yourself, it is useful to examine the history of the churches beforehand. In this way, you will have the opportunity to better understand the architecture and shapes you see.
- Buckled Church
- Apple Church
- Barbara's Church
- Serpentine Church
- Dark Church
- Carikli Church
- El Nazar Church
- Church of John the Baptist
- The Crusader Church
- Church of the Swords
- Pancarlik Church
- Yusuf Koç Church
- Church of St. Theodore
- Tavsanli Church
- St. Basil's Chapel
- Uzumlu Church
- St. Jean's Church
- St. Catherine
- Dereyamanli Church
- St. Barbara Chapel
- Constantine Church
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