Uçhisar, Cappadocia, Turkey (with Map & Photos)

Uçhisar Cappadocia Turkey

The fortress city of Uçhisar in Cappadocia, Turkey) is located a short distance from Goreme. the distance between cities is only 4 kilometers. The area around Uçhisar is replete with abandoned houses and dovecotes . Famous for its dovecotes, the Pigeon Valley, for example, stretches between Uçhisar and Goreme. A pile of rocks crowned with a steep peak can be seen from afar. In the sheer walls, cut through by many windows, interior rooms are sometimes visible, exposed as a result of talus, causing wedging out of entire layers.

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Uçhisar Cappadocia Turkey

"Citadel" rises above the village for several tens of meters. From the western side, it appears in the form of a huge cylindrical tower propped up by a rocky spur, as if cut off with a scalpel. Under the houses there is a hundred-meter tunnel, laid in the tuff of the mountain in ancient times. In the event of a siege, it was supposed to serve to connect the fortress with the outside world and provide water supply. Here, as well as in Ortahisar, the modern part of the city is mainly associated with tourist services. From here, the whole village opens up and you can clearly see, as if carved by hand for millennia, bizarre round pillars standing in deep crevices.

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Uçhisar Cappadocia Turkey

This Uçhisar fortress is the tallest watchtower in historical Cappadocia, Turkey. The fortress and its surroundings were densely populated, but when the population increased and the cliffs were at risk of collapsing, people built new homes in the plain. The top of the fortress provides a magnificent Cappadocian panorama. Several Byzantine tombs carved into the rock can also be seen at the top here.

Uçhisar Map