Göreme in Nevşehir (district), Nevşehir Province, Turkey
Nunnery and Monastery
Rahibeler ve Rahipler Manastırı
Les Couvents-Monastères / Die Mönchs-und Nonnenkloster
The 6-7 storey rock mass to the left of the museum entrance is known as the “nunnery”. The dining hall, kitchen and some rooms on the first floor, together with the ruined chapel on the second level, can still be visited. The church on the third storey, which can be reached through a tunnel, has a cruciform plan, a dome with four columns and three apse is rarely found in Göremes churches. Besides the fresco of Jesus, painted directly onto the rock, designs painet (sic) in red color can also be seen. The different levels of the monastery are connected by tunnels, and “millstone doors”, such as those found in the underground cities, were used to close off these tunnels in times of danger. The tunnels connecting the levels of the monastery, to the right, have eroded making it possible to only visit some of ground floor rooms.
Açık hava müzesi'nin girisinin solunda yer alan 6-7 katli kaya kütlesi 'rahi̇beler manastırı olarak bilinir. Bu manastırın 1. katıdaki yemekhanesi. mutfağı, birkaç odası; 2. katındaki̇ yıkık şapeli gezilebilir durumdadır. 3. kattaki -blr tünelle ulaşılankiliseli çapraz kubbeli, dört sütunlu üç apsislidir. Ana apsisteki templona Göremedeki diğer
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Location. 38° 38.367′ N, 34° 50.715′ E. Marker is in Göreme, Nevşehir Province, in Nevşehir (district). Marker can be reached from Müze Cadde, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Göreme, Nevşehir Province 50180, Turkey.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elmalı (Apple) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Catherine (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Basil (within Karanlık (Dark) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Çarıklı (Sandals) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Barbara (within shouting distance of this marker); Larder/Kitchen/Refectory (within shouting distance of this marker); Yılanlı (St. Onuphorius) Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Göreme.
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Göreme Open Air Museum (Göreme Açık Hava Müzesi).
Also see . . .
1. Göreme Open Air Museum. The area covered by this Open Air Museum forms a coherent geographical entity and represents historical unity. There are eleven refectories within the Museum, with rock-cut churches tables and benches. Each is associated with a church. Most of the churches in Goreme Open Air Museum belong to the 10th, 11th and 12th centuries. (Submitted on June 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Churches of Göreme. In the 4th century small anchorite communities began to form in the region, acting on instruction of Saint Basil of Caesarea. They carved cells in the soft rock. During the iconoclastic period (725-842) the decoration of the many sanctuaries in the region was held to a minimum, usually symbols such as the depiction of the cross. After this period, new churches were dug into the rocks and they were richly decorated with colourful frescoes. When the Cappadocian Greeks were expelled from Turkey in 1923 in the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey the churches were abandoned. (Submitted on June 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Churches, Etc. •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 3, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.