Near Göreme in Nevşehir (district), Nevşehir Province, Turkey
Chapel of St. Catherine
Azize Catherine Şapeli
La Chapelle Sainte Catherine / Die St. Katharine-Kirche
Situated between the Karanlık (Dark) Church and the Çarıkı Church, the Chapel of St. Catherine has a free-cross nave and narthex. The central bay is covered by a dome and the cross arms are barrel-vaulted. Its apse is closed by a templon. The narthex has nine floor graves and two arcosolia (burial niches). Only in the nave of the chapel are some decorations with figures. The pendentives are decorated with carvings. The chapel of St. Catherine, built by a donor named Anna, dates back to the 11th century.
Scenes: Deesis in the apse with the templon, below are doctors of the church (Gregory, Basil the Great and John Chrysostom), on the south wall of the northern arm is St. George, opposite St. Theodore, St. Catherine and other panel of saints.
French: To read the French text, click on the marker image to enlarge.
German: To read the German text, click on the marker image to enlarge.
Location. 38° 38.357′ N, 34° 50.743′ E. Marker is near 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 Çarıklı (Sandals) Church (a few steps from this marker); Karanlık (Dark) Church (a few steps from this marker); Larder/Kitchen/Refectory (within shouting distance of this marker); Yılanlı (St. Onuphorius) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Nunnery and Monastery (within shouting distance of this marker); Elmalı (Apple) Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Basil (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of St. Barbara (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Göreme.
Regarding Chapel of St. Catherine. This marker is located at the Göreme Open Air Musem (Göreme Açik Hava Müzesi).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.