Churches

Cappadocia has hundreds of cave churches with beautiful fresco paintings from the 9th and 10th centuries. Byzantine Christians carved these monasteries and churches as sacred spaces to worship Jesus. Learn about the meaning of the painted icons and cave architecture. Or read about individual cave churches in Göreme, Ihlara, Soğanlı, Red Valley, Мustafapaşa/Ürgüp, and other places.

Churches (General)

Learn about general features of all Cappadocian churches, such as architecture, painting styles, frescos, monasticism, etc. This information helps you interpret the meaning and significance of any church.

Churches (Specific)

Learn the story and details of specific churches in Cappadocia. These articles are best read on site when you visit the church.

Churches (Specific)

Learn the story and details of specific churches in Cappadocia. These articles are best read on site when you visit the church.