7 Best Places to Visit in Avanos (Cappadocia Avanos)

Avanos Cappadocia: Nevsehir hosts thousands of local and foreign tourists every year in Turkey. It fascinates those who see it with its magnificent nature and historical buildings. Avanos district of Nevsehir province, where you will feel history at almost every step, hosts thousands of local and foreign tourists every year with its museums, natural places and historical buildings.

Top 7 Places To Visit In Avanos Cappadocia

With its suspension bridges dating back to ancient times and its ceramics, which are famous all over the world, Avanos is a tourist paradise for those who love historical buildings and travel. We have listed the places in Avanos that are highly appreciated by tourists and that you would like to visit again and again.

Guray Museum – Underground Ceramic Museum

Guray Museum (Güray Müze).The museum, which is a must-visit by the tourists coming to Avanos, hosts thousands of visitors every year and presents magnificent works to these tourists. B.C. The museum, where artifacts dating back to 5000 B.C. are exhibited, consists of 3 separate exhibition halls. The place where the museum is located is not a building, it is located inside a huge rock like many buildings in Cappadocia. The museum, which was built into the rocks, attracts a lot of attention as it is a first in the world. There are not only exhibition halls in the museum, but also a library, cafe, music corner and recreation hall.

  • In the Hall of Antiquities: BC. Artifacts dating from 5000 to the 20th century are exhibited.
  • The Modern Works Hall, on the other hand, is the section where the works of important ceramic artists who lived recently are exhibited.
  • In the third exhibition hall, together with the remarkable ceramic works, works such as photography, sculpture and painting are exhibited.
  • The museum welcomes its visitors between 09.00 and 18.00, seven days a week.
Güray Museum - Underground Ceramic Museum
Guray Museum (Güray Müzesi)

Zelve Open Air Museum

Zelve Open Air Museum (Zelve Açık Hava Müzesi). Established on the slopes of Aktepe, Zelve Ruins is established in the region where fairy chimneys are most concentrated. Although it is the first settlement of the region, it is also the last abandoned settlement. In addition to important churches, there is a chapel built in the name of St. Simeon and some tombs in Zelve. Degirmen, Uzumlu and Balikli churches are the most important churches of Zelve Ruins.

The museum, which is open seven days a week, also welcomes visitors at the same time every day. It is open to visitors between 08:00 and 19:00.

 Zelve Open Air Museum
Zelve Open Air Museum (Zelve Açık Hava Müzesi)

Pasabaglari Museum and Ruins

Pasabaglari Museum and Ruins (Paşabağları Müze ve Örenyeri). Located in the Pasabaglari Valley, also known as the Valley of the Priests, the museum hosts thousands of tourists every year. In addition to souvenir shops in the area, there are places where you can buy your needs such as food and drink. Pasabaglari museum attracts a lot of attention both with its nature and with its remarkable retreat rooms, monasteries, churches and walking paths.

Pasabaglari Museum and Ruins are open to visitors seven days a week between 08:00 and 17:00.

Pasabaglari Museum and Ruins
Pasabaglari Museum and Ruins (Paşabağları Müze ve Örenyeri)

Cavusin Village

Cavusin Village (Çavuşin Köyü). The Christian clergy of the period settled in the village by carving the rocks in Cavusin due to the pressures on the Christians. There are many activities to be done in the village. You can visit many structures from houses carved into fairy chimneys to churches. You can travel through history, especially by visiting the very famous St. John the Baptist Church.

Cavusin Village Cappadocia
Cavusin Village (Çavuşin Köyü)

Saruhan Caravanserai

Saruhan Caravanserai (Saruhan Kervansarayı). Saruhan Caravanserai, which was built in the 13th century and has a single storey, is among the structures that tourists visit. Located on the Silk Road, the caravanserai was built by Izzettin Keykuvas. The building, which takes its name from the stones used in its construction, consists of more than one section. It opens its doors to tourists with its large courtyard, mosque, a section where horses are cared for and rested, and summer and winter rooms separated by seasons.

Sarihan Caravanserai
Saruhan Caravanserai (Saruhan Kervansarayı)

Old Houses of Avanos 

Old Houses of Avanos (Avanos’un Eski Evleri). In Avanos, which hosts different periods of history, historical houses visited by thousands of tourists every year attract attention with their architecture.

Old Houses of Avanos
Old Houses of Avanos (Avanos’un Eski Evleri)

Dereyamanli Church

Dereyamanli Church (Dereyamanlı Kilisesi). The Dereyamanli Church, also known as the Virgin Mary Church, is among the most important historical structures of the Cappadocia Region. The church built in the 2nd century, Hz. It draws attention with its frescoes of Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

Dereyamanli Church
Dereyamanli Church

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