Ankara to Cappadocia 2 Days Package Tours

Tokali Church and El Nazar Church in Goreme Open Air Museum

Tokali Church and El Nazar Church in Goreme Open Air Museum, Tokali Church The narthex of this church was painted during the first half of the 10th century and the other parts during the second half. With its narthex, central hall and side nave, Tokali Church are the largest of the area. Its long narthex […]

Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley (Peri strema Valley) in Cappadocia

Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley (Peristrema Valley) in Cappadocia

Derinkuyu and Ihlara Valley (Peristrema Valley) in Cappadocia, Derinkuyu: Derinkuyu is on the highway from Nevsehir to Nigde, 25 km. from Nevsehir. It was established by the Greeks with the name of Melengubb. There are two large churches, one of them being used as a mosque. It is rather interesting with its destroyed frescoes on […]

Cappadocia Tour From Kusadasi, Selcuk, Izmir

The Dark Church in Goreme Open Air Museum Cappadocia

The Dark Church in Goreme Open Air Museum Cappadocia, Karanlik Church in Goreme Open Air Museum This church is the best example of the 11th-century Byzantine art. The entrance is a narrow, turning stairway. After a small narthex comes the four columned hall of the church. It is built on a basilica plan with a […]

Goreme Town in Cappadocia Turkey

Goreme Town of Cappadocia Turkey

Goreme Town of Cappadocia Turkey, If churches in the rocky villages are examined it is seen that each one of them has a different way of development. Some of them were built earlier than others. Ruins are extending from the early ages up to the Byzantine Period. Some were built after the Arab invasion and […]

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13th Century Cappadocia and Religious Centres Of Rocky Cappadocia

13th Century Cappadocia and Religious Centres Of Rocky Cappadocia, As mentioned before it is not possible to see any paintings of late 11th and 12th centuries. The religious centers were abandoned and only a certain degree of activity is seen at the beginning of the 13th century. Nearly 10% of the paintings are of this […]

Day Trip to Cappadocia from Ankara

Byzantine Art In The 11th-Century of Cappadocia

Byzantine Art In The 11th-Century of Cappadocia, We can use the term “11th century Cappadocian Art” interchangeably with Byzantine art. 25% of the existing churches have paintings of this style. Monasticism was spreading fast in the 11th century. Some of the paintings were made by master painters according to the wishes of some rich officials […]

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Archaic Period in Cappadocia Region of Central Anatolia

Archaic Period in Cappadocia Region of Central Anatolia, The Archaic churches of Cappadocia were built just after the Iconoclastic Period. (Second half of the 9th and first half of the 10th century.) These make up 35% of the total. After the Iconoclastic period ended in 843, the monks began building many churches. They began with […]

History of Cappadocia Turkey

Iconoclastic And Pre-Iconoclastic Periods In Cappadocia

Iconoclastic And Pre-Iconoclastic Periods In Cappadocia, This is the first phase in the development of the rock churches of Cappadocia. It begins from the 5th century and ends at the beginning of the 9th century. 15% of the existing churches belong to this group. In fact, there were more but since the older churches have […]

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Religious Developments In Cappadocia Region in Turkey

Religious Developments In Cappadocia Region in Turkey, In the year 381, Caesarea was disconnected from the Patriarchate of Antioch and entered the authority of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In this way, the city was under the direct influence of the Greek capital. Officially it remained faithful to Orthodoxy and was not affected by the Nestorian, […]

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About Cappadocia Turkey

About Cappadocia Turkey, In 1082 the Seljukians captured the citadel of Caesarea and from then on Cappadocian communities were under Seljukian authority. The Moslems with. Iranian background acted really permissively towards the people. The last years of this and the next century passed with the struggle against the Crusaders and with internal conflict among the […]