Photographer's Note

One of the most beautiful rock cut churches in Cappadocia, a real "trademark" of this magnificent region, this cap shaped rock is known by the strange name "El Nazar".

Some info about this impressive church from ******:

"El Nazar Church is situated in the El Nazar valley, about 800m to te right from the road to the Goreme Open air museum. This church was carved from one piece of rock in a “T” shape. It is cruciform with three apses, the main apse opening up in the center where the barrel vaulted arms of the crucigorm meet. The floor has been completely destroed, as has part of the apse. The frescoes show scenes which follow each other in chronological order. This church can be dated to the end of the 10th century.

Scenes: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Flight into Egypt, Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Pursuit of Elizabeth, Baptism, Raising of Lazarus, Transfiguration, Entry into Jerusalem, Crucifixion, Anastasis, Ascension, and portraits of the saints."


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