Nevşehir Castle and Kayaşehir Opened to Tourism

nevsehir castle and kayasehir opened tourism
nevsehir castle and kayasehir opened tourism

Nevşehir Castle and the world's largest slope settlement center around the castle were opened to tourism with a magnificent ceremony attended by Kayaşehir Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy.

The ceremony, which was organized due to the opening of Nevşehir Castle and Kayaşehir for tourism, was held in Nevşehir Castle.

Speaking at the night hosted by famous radio programmer Melih Kurtuluş, Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy started his speech by congratulating the 66th anniversary of the city of Nevşehir.

Ersoy: "This city hosts the immense wealth of the cultural fabric and historical point of civilizations, Turkey and one of the world's most exclusive areas. As a matter of fact, we are still together today on the occasion of bringing an unprecedented cultural presence to the country's tourism. Nevşehir Castle and Kayaşehir begin to welcome its guests with its new face after the cleaning and arrangement works. ” said.

Stating that the archaeological, cultural and historical admiration of Kayaşehir was noticed in 2010 during the cleaning of settlements around Nevşehir Castle and within the framework of the data obtained, they started working with Nevşehir Municipality by declaring the region as 2014rd Degree Archeological Site in 3. Ersoy continued his words as follows;

“Based on the findings, scientific data are expressed as to the fact that this region may be the largest underground settlement in the world. In this regard, the site limits of approximately 44 hectares by our Ministry; 73 buildings and areas were registered in total. In addition, this region was declared a renewal area by our President on 7 January 2020. With the cleaning works carried out on an area of ​​120 thousand square meters, which was determined as the first stage, 9 elevations of three terraces were completely exposed. The Monastery and the Byzantine Church built in the 6th century were unearthed in these areas. In addition, military, religious and social living areas such as waterways, rock carved graves, sacred places, ventilation chimneys, souvenirs, tunnels, food stores, large and large stables, workshops and shelters were determined from the town of Gore to Nevsehir. A total of 12 historical artifacts, together with 708 nozzles and 270 candles, were sent to the Nevşehir Museum.


“Nevşehir Municipality carried out an admirable cleaning and arrangement work under the supervision of the relevant units of our Ministry and the area has reached its present position. Of course, we also evaluate other monumental structures of the region with this place. Restoration plans are being made for Damat İbrahim Pasha School, known as the Virgin Mary Church, Greek bath and Çanlı Church, and the restoration works at the Damat İbrahim Pasha Complex and Kurşunlu Mosque are ongoing. Anatolian land continues to generously share the countless memories that it has accumulated as a complete and complete witness of human history. We are working day and night to bring these values ​​to our country, share them with the world and protect them and bring them to our future generations. I believe that serve our right rather than to bring in and our people by koruduk come out with a conscious way these values, Turkey will lead to the top, tourism and culture, the path towards the future of lighting the humanity's history with its unique history, as in just Göbeklitepe will also be a guide. Nevşehir Castle has gained a very different identity with Kayaşehir, and the region has become a serious attraction center. I would like to thank the Mayor of Nevşehir, Mr. Rasim Arı and his colleagues for their meticulous work. "

The Governor Pearl Sezer Becel, "Cappadocia, in 2019, 3 million 834 thousand domestic and foreign tourists visiting Turkey has made a great contribution to tourism. Nevşehir Castle and Kayaşehir, which have been brought to our city as of today, will also bring a new destination to our region. I would like to thank Mayor Rasim Arı who brought such beauty to Nevşehir ”.

CHP Member of Parliament Faruk Sarıaslan thanked everyone who contributed to Nevşehir for such a beautiful place.

AK Party Deputy Violet Turkey's most important tourist destinations of the Cappadocia region, which is one of the centers of this newly opened centering on with more tourists, said he believes welcomes Nevsehir no longer resort, along with district and provincial center of tourism said that the brand has become a city.

In his speech, Mustafa Açıkgöz, who thanked Minister Ersoy and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his contributions in the establishment of the Field Presidency, which this region needs for years, said, “It contains both underground cities and rock-carved warehouses and underground and fairy chimneys, balloons, valleys and overground beauties. our Nevsehir Turkey's Cappadocia region and pupil. "he said.


Mayor Rasim Arı thanked Minister Ersoy for his support in the cultural and tourism activities of Nevşehir and the Cappadocia region.

Stating that he believes that Nevşehir Castle and Kayaşehir, which opened to tourism on the 66th anniversary of the city of Nevşehir, will make serious contributions not only to the regional tourism but also to Turkish tourism, Arı said: “Last year, the city's share in tourism was zero. was. We stated that we would initiate a tourism move in the city in order to increase this share. For this, we had a very nice instrument like Kayaşehir. Here, we started an intensive work to increase the tourism mobility in our city by using this instrument. Thank God we took the fruit of this today and we opened Nevşehir Kalemizi and Kayaşehir to tourism by making them special. This region, known as the biggest slope settlement center in the world, will make important contributions not only to our city but also to the regional tourism and Turkish tourism. Currently, only in the first stage, we are preserving the historical texture of the region and opening a part of it to tourism. We are doing a serious investment planning and work with our architects for the second stage. If we can grow, we will start at the end of the year in the second phase. This emerging work was created with the contributions of each of our nurses who wanted the city to develop, grow and move forward. We have created this beauty not only by us as a municipality, but by our deputies, bureaucrats, politicians, non-governmental organizations, the press and our people. This is the beauty that unity brings out. I thank everyone who supports this beauty. ” spoke in the form.

After the speeches of Nevşehir Governor İnci Sezer Becel, AK Party Nevsehir Deputies Yücel Menekşe and Mustafa Açıkgöz, CHP Nevsehir Deputy Faruk Sarıaslan and Nevşehir Mayor Rasim Arı, the opening ribbon of Nevşehir Castle and Kayaşehir were cut by Minister Ersoy and the participants.

Meanwhile, the Ferman Akgül concert, which was planned to be held due to the opening of Kayaşehi and the 66th anniversary of the city of Nevşehir, was canceled due to the fact that two soldiers were martyred in an attack on a base area in Çukurca district of Hakkari.


Ersoy, who came to the city for the opening ceremony of the historical rock-carved slope settlement “Kayaşehir”, examined the Cappadocia Area Presidency building before the ceremony and received information from the Deputy Director of Culture and Tourism Cengiz Ekici.

Later, Minister Ersoy, who passed to Nevşehir Municipality, was welcomed here by Mayor Rasim Arı and his assistants.

Rasim Arı conveyed information to Ersoy about the work done in Kayaşehir, which will be opened to tourism in the evening.

After the visit, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, who also made a study in Kayaşehir, visited Çanlı and Virgin Mary Churches with the golf tool used by Mayor Arı.

Günceleme: 21/07/2020 12:36

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