Turkey City: Nowhere

Little provincial city NIGHT (Nigde) has a long history – already during the time of the hittites in this place was the fortress of the Nakid, guarding an important mountain pass on the way from Cappadocia to Kilicia (the modern Mediterranean coast of Turkey around Adana).

  • Citadel
  • Exhibits of the Museum NIGHDE
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  • Street – Market

In the X century, Sultan Aladdin founded citadel, which is today and is the main historical monument of the city. She was restored to Isak-Pasha in 1470 and in this form reached this day, the truth was noticeably injured on time. Its south towers Mosque alaceddin (1203 g.) with unusual "striped" Facade, and below it stretches Baby – Covered street-market, so characteristic of southern Turkish cities (most of the houses here refer to the XVI-XVII centuries.).

On the contrary, at the foot of the fortress hill, the mosque rises Sengur Bay (XIV B.), which, due to the features of the finish, is often called "Gothic". And at the other end of the street Nalbantlar Onuat, you can find the Madrasa of the Seljuk period with an open courtyard and a white craft door (the branch of the University of University is currently located). Nearby lies not bad Museum NIGHDE (open from Thursday to Sunday from 8.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 17.00, input – 3 try) with an extensive historical and archaeological collection.

Around the city

6 km to the east of the city there is a monastery and church Eski-Gyumyusler (Open daily: in summer – from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 13.30 to 18.30, in winter – from 8.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.30, entrance – 2 TRY), surrounded by cherry gardens. The complex was founded approximately in the VI-IX centuries, but was repeatedly destroyed and was again open after the restoration only in 1963. He has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most picturesque Christian monasteries of the country with beautiful frescoes, many of whom literally miraculously avoided the destruction. Surprisingly, in contrast to many other examples of Christian painting, here even faces on the frescoes are completely damaged, which makes it possible to consider this complex one of the most striking examples of Byzantine painting in Cappadocia.

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