nevşehir kapodokya travel guide

Nevşehir ProvinceNevşehir is a region in focal Turkey with its capital in Nevşehir. It nearby territories are Kırşehir toward the northwest, Aksaray toward the southwest, Niğde toward the south, Kayseri toward the southeast, and Yozgat toward the upper east. Nevşehir incorporates the region called Cappadocia – an extremely mainstream voyager fascination in Turkey. The celebrated town of Göreme is likewise situated in Nevşehir.

Cappadocia once incorporated the territory now secured by this area. This area is outstanding for various old houses of worship from the Byzantine time frame.


Nevşehir area is partitioned into 8 regions (capital locale in striking):

* Acıgöl

* Avanos

* Derinkuyu

* Gülşehir

* Hacıbektaş

* Kozaklı

* Nevşehir

* Ürgüp


Nevşehir, in the past Muşkara, antiquated Nyssa, is a city and the capital region of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia locale of Turkey. As per 2000 statistics, populace of the region is 105,078 of which 67,864 live in the city of Nevşehir. The region covers a territory of 535 km² (207 sq mi), and the town lies at a normal rise of 1,224 m (4,016 ft).


Truly, Nevşehir was a little town, called Nyssa, established on the slants of Mount Kahveci, in the valley of Kızılırmak (the old Halys) by the Hittites. It later went under the govern of the Assyrians, who were assumed control by the Persian head Cyrus the Great in 546 BC. In 333 BC Alexander the Great crushed the Persians. After the crumple of his domain, the Cappadocian Kingdom was shaped with Mazaka (introduce day Kayseri) as capital. Nyssa turned out to be a piece of the Roman domain, when the Romans attacked the area in the primary century BC. Hundreds of years after the fact it was administered by the Byzantines.

The Christian scholar and holy person Gregory of Nyssa was religious administrator of Nyssa in the late fourth century AD. A significant number of the houses of worship, slashed in the stones, date from these early years of Christianity. The underground asylums were initially worked to escape mistreatment by the Romans. At the point when Christianity got to be state religion under Constantine the Great these havens filled their need amid strikes of the Arabs or the Sassanids.

At the Battle of Manzikert (present-day Malazgirt) in 1071, the Byzantine head Romanos IV was vanquished by the Seljuk Sultan Alp Arslan. Nyssa turned out to be a piece of the Seljuk domain. At the point when this domain crumpled in 1308, Nyssa went under the control of the Ilhanid Mongols.

At the point when the Ottoman sultan Selim I wrecked the Dulkadir Principality, Nyssa turned out to be a piece of the Ottoman domain and was renamed "Muşkara". It remained a generally inconsequential settlement until the mid eighteenth century.

The present-day city owes its establishment to the amazing vizier and child in-law of the Sultan Ahmed III, Nevşehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha who was conceived in Muşkara and consequently took an incredible enthusiasm for its development as a city. The little town with just 18 houses, some time ago under the organization of the kaza of Ürgüp, was quickly changed with the working of mosques (the Kurṣunlu Mosque), wellsprings, schools, soup kitchens, hotels and shower houses, and its name was changed from Muşkara to "Nevşehir" (which means New City in Persian and Ottoman Turkish).

Nevşehir today

The city is situated at a separation of 290 km (180 mi) from the capital Ankara, and is inside the chronicled locale of Cappadocia.

The customary fundamental wellsprings of wage of the city, cover weaving and viticulture have been surpassed by tourism, in view of its nearness to the underground havens, the pixie stacks, cloisters, caravanserais and the renowned shake slashed houses of worship of Göreme.

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