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Cappadocia Fortress Monastery Church

Kale Manastiri Kilisesi (Fortress Monastery Church) in Selime Village


This church is located at one end of the Ihlara Valley in the village of Selime Köyü, and is one of Cappadocia’s largest religious buildings. The monastery church is surrounded by two large courtyards. The meeting room of the monks has survived in rather good condition. The church, which dates to the eighth century, also has a kitchen, a refectory, and burial chambers. The frescoes have been dated to the tenth-eleventh centuries. As in other churches, the topics consist of Biblical scenes.

Cappadocia Fortress Monastery Church