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hidden jewel of Cappadocia

Most people spend only 1 day in Cappadocia..... too sad, because there is so much more to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jean - paul P
Kusadasi, Turkey
Beautiful and well preserved

This is a must see and a nice stop along the highways. The monetary is nicely planned and laid out... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
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4 weeks ago
“hidden jewel of Cappadocia”
28 May 2018
“Great frescos but time consuming.”
Gumusler, Nigde, Turkey
+90 388 232 33 90
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people spend only 1 day in Cappadocia..... too sad, because there is so much more to be discovered. If you have some time to spend, please don't miss this hidden jewel nearby the town of Nigde. Well preserved paintings in an unexpected place! One...More

Thank jean - paul P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you have a car, thats a great side trip, less than 10 k from nigde and fresos in much better state than most of those in ihlara valley and goreme. Without a car however you will spend about 3 hours total in public transport...More

Thank wonderingcorse
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a must see and a nice stop along the highways. The monetary is nicely planned and laid out - I was impressed by how well preserved the fresco is, and the art was astonishingly beautiful. The highlight: the world's only smiling Mary.

Thank Sundaisun
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is another Cappadocian stone edifice, originally a church and monastery. The chapel has extremely well preserved and beautiful paintings with better color and detail than many of the more well known sites. Not crowded and very pleasant staff.

Thank happyfeet91
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

A city of magnificent cave houses. A charming monastery in the heart of this historic city. You should see the surprise of Cappadocia extension.

Thank tabaru
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Off the beaten track a bit, but A MUST if you're in to frescoes. Really well preserved in an amazing monastery. Entry only 5TL, and no crowds.

Thank happyaussiesSydney
Reviewed 31 January 2016

This cluster of rock-hewn dwellings look absolutely stunning in the snow and despite the freezing temperatures, we couldn't help exploring all the twisting passageways around the site. There's no doubt that the church is the crowning glory and you can't help but be impressed by...More

Thank nickward2014
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Magnifique! It worths to be seen. In this monastry , we understand perfectly how life was going on. All the complex is still visible. Very peaceful area, and very welcoming team.

Thank ankara t
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Best kept monastery in all of Cappadocia. The frecos are in very good condition. You should definitely see the smiling Mary.

Thank nazli68
Reviewed 30 March 2015

This monastery was a nice surprise for us. very different from all the other churches we had visited in the Kapadoccia area. we went on a rainy winter day, so there was no one else but us there. it was fun to go in and...More

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