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Church Of St. John The Baptist (Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi)

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3 Oct 2018
“Decaying church that is not being preserved ”
2 Apr 2017
“Decaying Church perched atop hillside”
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Cavusin Road, Cavusin, Turkey
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

To me this was not worth the trip at all At least u didn’t have to pay for any entrance fee But to get here u had to go a bit out of your way to get there So if u ask me was not...More

Thank themanthemyth1688
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This church (Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi) is in the small town of Cavusin. When you are in the town look up to the East and you can easily spot this church. As you walk up the hill towards it you will be running through the gauntlet...More

Thank jsgiguere
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The history of the church goes back too long ago for that resson ıt ıs soo ımportant to vısıt the sıght autentıc frecos made by men. that leaves you wıth a unıc art experıence. that not easy to fınd anymore. not easy to fınd now...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

It is the oldest church in the area. There is a climb up the stairs 60 stairs or so. Then a little walk with a gorgeous view. You should be careful though. The last few steps are on a very narrow path.

Thank Ayse B
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest Christian churches in cappadocia. It's a climb and slight tricky. But it's a true gem.

Thank ViralAhmedabad_India
Reviewed 26 April 2016

The church is easily accessible from the parking lot of the small village of Cavusin. If you are hiking in the rose and red valley I highly recommend you rend your hike here for a breather and walk around the village after some rest. I...More

Thank Furqan84
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Thanks hotel staff were kind to explain the history and function of the church, it was a great viewpoint for sunset also. Don't miss!

Thank CharlotteNg
Reviewed 27 October 2015

The church of St. John the Baptist is reached from the road with easy parking after a short climb up some stairs passing a small and interesting mosque. The hill is crumbling in places and the visit should be taken with care. There are some...More

Thank JuergenWDobler
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Fill in your history with this attraction. So much of the start of Christianity is here. Go early or late in the day.

Thank talariah
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Well worth the climb up from Cavusin for the views and to visit the cave rooms and Church. Take a torch (for all the places you'll visit in Cappadocia) to better view the frescoes and for exploring tunnels and the more hidden rooms.

Thank Karemel
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