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Cavusin Church

Marvel at this carved church that dates back more than a millennium. Enjoy its exquisite works of art depicting biblical passages.

Cavusin Church is an extraordinary 1,000-year-old church that is carved into the rock face in Cappadocia. It attracts visitors with its ancient artworks on religious themes and intricate network of tunnels leading to carved rooms. Meander through the maze of passageways to the church\u2019s 10 rooms spread across three stories.\n

Note the features of the church, such as its high nave and three apses. Browse the many rooms of the cave to get an idea of its size. The cave\u2019s original tunnels connect some of the rooms, while modern staircases provide access to others. Imagine the religious services that took place here a millennium ago.\n

The rooms of the church feature well-preserved paintings that date back many centuries. Admire the works of art, which depict the religious figures of angels and disciples. Note the array of colors in the frescoes and gaze up at the remarkable ceiling painting of Christ and the Apostles. The collection of paintings includes Joseph\u2019s Dream, Raising of Lazurus, Healing of the Blind Man and the Transfiguration among the biblical imagery.

From the surrounding cliffs, capture photos of the rock formation that contains the church. Take advantage of excellent photo opportunities from within the church looking out over the village of Cavusin.\n

The church is also known as Nicephorus Phocas, after a former Byzantine emperor. There is a fee to enter the church. Visit another popular church in the Cavusin area, St. John\u2019s Church. It dates back to the 5th century and is free to visit.\n

To find Cavusin Church, drive north for 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) past scenic terrain and parks from G\u00F6reme in the center of Cappadocia. The area of Cavusin is about halfway between G\u00F6reme and the built-up area of Avanos. As with many of the sites in Cappadocia, you can either drive and park for free or ride with a tour bus.


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Phocas Cave Suites - Special Class $51
Phocas Cave Suites - Special Class

Phocas Cave Suites - Special Class

Cavusin Koyu 2. Kume mevkii, Nevsehir
     
    4.8
    of 5, from 71 reviews
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    Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cavusin Church and within 3 mi (5 km) of Rose Valley and Love Valley. Goreme Open Air Museum is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

    Azure Cave Suites $41
    Azure Cave Suites

    Azure Cave Suites

    2. Mevkii No. 162 - Cavusin, Avanos, Nevsehir
       
      4.9
      of 5, from 56 reviews
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      Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps from Cavusin Castle and Church Of St. John The Baptist. Cavusin Church and Pasabag are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Muskara Cave Hotel
      Muskara Cave Hotel

      Muskara Cave Hotel

      Goreme road, 2km Cavusin, Nevsehir
         
        4.0
        of 5, from 28 reviews
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        Situated in Cavusin, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Love Valley, Red Valley, and Roman Castle. Rose Valley and Sunset Point are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Pandora Cave Hotel $39
        Pandora Cave Hotel

        Pandora Cave Hotel

        Cavusin Koyu 2, Kume Mevkii, Nevsehir
           
          4.7
          of 5, from 6 reviews
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          Situated in Cavusin, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cavusin Church, Cavusin Castle, and Church Of St. John The Baptist. Pasabag and Love Valley are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          In Stone House
          In Stone House

          In Stone House

          Cavusin, Nevsehir
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 4 reviews
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            Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cavusin Castle, Cavusin Church, and Church Of St. John The Baptist. Pasabag and Love Valley are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Bellapais Suites Cappadocia
            Bellapais Suites Cappadocia

            Bellapais Suites Cappadocia

            Vadi Mah. 2. Kume No 155, Nevsehir
               
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              of 5, from 2 reviews
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              Situated in Cavusin, this hotel is close to Cavusin Castle, Church Of St. John The Baptist, and Cavusin Church. Also nearby are Paşabağı and Pasabag.

              Seki Cave Cavusin $59
              Seki Cave Cavusin

              Seki Cave Cavusin

              Cavusin Koyu 2. Kume Avanos, Nevsehir
                 
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                Rose Valley House
                Rose Valley House

                Rose Valley House

                V. MEHMET YILMAZ CADDESI, Nevsehir
                   
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                  Situated in Cavusin, this hotel is close to Cavusin Castle, Church Of St. John The Baptist, and Cavusin Church. Also nearby are Paşabağı and Pasabag.