Kalburlu Kilisesi


A stroll of about 2km from the Monastery Valley ticket office takes you to a gorge bordered by high cliffs. The first rock-cut building you see here is this church with an ornate entrance chiselled out of the cliff.

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1. Kömürlü Kilisesi

0.08 MILES

This church is next door to the Kalburlu Kilisesi in Monastery Valley. Note the entrance with its finely carved lintel and Maltese crosses.

2. Sivişli Kilisesi

0.55 MILES

This small church is opposite the Büyük Kilise Cami in Monastery Valley. Head up the stairs to see the colourful, damaged frescoes decorating the apse and…

3. Büyük Kilise Cami

0.61 MILES

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4. Monastery Valley

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5. Güzelyurt Underground City

0.65 MILES

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6. Yüksek Kilise & Manastır

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7. Kızıl Kilise

3.11 MILES

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8. Kokar Kilise

3.61 MILES

This church has some fabulous frescoes – the Nativity and the Crucifixion for starters – dating from the 9th and 11th centuries.