The Largest Cathedral in Cappadocia : Selime Monastery

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Selime Monastery

Selime Monastery is the largest one in Cappadocia. It has two floors and the floors date back to the 8. and 9. centuries. There are depictions such as the ascension of Christ and Mary. Later, you encounter a high corridor at the exit, a part of the caravan route through which people took camels. Since the old market used to set up in Selime, caravans would come here and peoplec  took the camels to the central part of the cathedral for safety. The whole complex’s aim is to house those wanting to rest and worship. 

Selime Monastery has many important features and One of them  is that it is the place where they trained the clergy in the region. What is more, they held the first loud ritual in Selime Cathedral. The structures made by carving the rocks and most of them, as churches, still have the traces of Byzantine art. what is more, It is worth to learn that the upper part of the cathedral was a castle against the invaders.

How Can I Go To Selime Monastery In Cappadocia?

The Selime Monastery is a beautiful and historic site located in Cappadocia, Turkey. If you are planning a visit, here are some options for how to reach the monastery:

By car: If you are driving to Selime Monastery from another part of Cappadocia, you can use a GPS navigation system or a map app to find the best route. The monastery is located about 30 kilometers from the city of Nevşehir. Click here to reach google maps.

By tour: Many tours of Cappadocia include a visit to here. You can book a tour online or through a local travel agency, and the tour operator will handle transportation to and from the monastery.

By public transportation: If you prefer to use public transportation, you can catch a bus from Nevşehir to the village of Selime, which is located near the monastery. From there, you can walk or take a taxi to the monastery.

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