REPUBLIC OF TURKEY MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND TOURISM

Kaymaklı Underground City

ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS, ANCIENT CITIES

Kaymaklı Underground City
The city is situated 15km to Nevşehir, in the Kaymaklı province. It was built during the 9th - 10th centuries during the period of the spreading of christianity, as a city of defence and hiding sites. The 8 floors of this underground city are built around a ventilation stack. The ceiling height of rooms on each floor, surrounding a ball, is 2m. the chapels are larger than the rooms and the ceilings are higher.