The Seljuk Alaeddin Cami (1223), on the hill crowned with the much-restored remains of Niğde's fortress, is the town's grandest mosque.
Nearby Cappadocia attractions
1. Süngür Bey Cami
Süngür Bey Cami, on a terrace at the end of the marketplace, is a curious blend of architectural styles; it was first built by the Seljuks and restored by…
2. Ak Medrese
This attractive medrese (seminary) dates from 1409 and has a finely carved entrance. It's utilised as a cultural centre but visitors are welcome to wander…
3. Dışarı Cami
This Ottoman-era mosque is an excellent landmark to get your bearings by in central Niğde.
4. Niğde Museum
Niğde Museum houses a well-presented selection of finds from the Assyrian city of Acemhöyük near Aksaray, through the Hittite and Phrygian Ages to…
5. Hüdavend Hatun Türbesi
This tomb dates to 1312 and is one of many fine Seljuk-era tombs that dot central Niğde.
6. Eski Gümüşler Monastery
Some of Cappadocia's best-preserved and most captivating frescoes are hidden within this rarely visited rock-hewn monastery that was only rediscovered in…
7. Kızıl Kilise
Against a backdrop of stark, sweeping fields, the red masonry of the Kızıl Kilise stands out for miles. One of Cappadocia's oldest churches, it was built…
8. Kömürlü Kilisesi
This church is next door to the Kalburlu Kilisesi in Monastery Valley. Note the entrance with its finely carved lintel and Maltese crosses.