Along with its fairytale chimneys, colourful balloons, mysterious valleys and cave hotels, the land of Cappadocia offers you even more surprises with its fascinating cave churches. The past inhabitents of Cappadocia came to realize that soft rocks in the region, as a result of the forming of ash and lava after the eruption of Mt.Erciyes about 2.6 million years ago, can be easily carved out to homes, churches and monasteries. It is said that there are over 600 churches made out of rock in the region’s landscape and perhaps many more waiting to be unearthed. In today’s exciting travel blog, Travel Booking Turkey by Imperial Travel Turkey will briefly talk about the best-known cave churches of Cappadocia that was carved by the Christians of the time.
The Goreme Valley and its surroundings contain a large number of rock-cut sanctuaries decorated with art and symbols by early Christians. Tokalı Kilise (Church of the Buckle) is the largest one in Göreme among those sanctuaries and it features 9th century frescoes. It is a complex made up of four different chambers with colourful scenes depicted from the New Testament as well as from the life of St.Basil. Goreme Open Air Museum is something we definitely mention if we talk about the cave churches of Cappadocia. Along with dwellings, rectories and a religion school, the huge complex museum contains over 10 ancient churhes with brilliant interior frescoes. Most of the churches in the museum belong to 10th, 11th, 12th centuries such as New Church, Yılanlı (Snake Church) and many more. All you can visit with one entrance fee including the Tokalı Church which is located 50 metres away from the complex. Our North Cappadocia Tour as one of our daily Cappadocia Tours in the region is one of the best ways to explore Goreme Open Air Museum – without any necessity to wait for huge lines during high seasons – any many more with the assistance and guidance of Travel Booking Turkey.
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