Cavusin

When you go 3-4 kms. on the Nevsehir-Urgup road after you go 10 kms. on the Ughisar road on the left, you get to the Cavusin village. This village is famous for the houses of Christian priests and churches. The churches were generally made between 7th and 10th centuries.

Some of these are at Golludere and Kizilcukur locations and some of them are called pidgeon houses by the village people today. One of the most important and interesting places, is the Basilica type church carved into the rocks on the graveyard.

It was made for St. John. Although the front part wore from erosion, the ornamented pole at the entrance and the church remained in place. There is another church named Pidgeon House in the direction of the Avanos village exit. The front part of this church was also demolished from erosion just like the other and some of the fresks remained buried. You can go up to the real church section which has more frescoes by an iron ladder added later, to the demolished facade. The church does not have pillars and its ceiling is arch shaped, it has a large apsis in the middle and two small apsis on the sides. This church represents the life of Jesus Christ and the words of the Gospel mostly. The colors used in the frescoes are generally brown and green.

There is a monastery just near this church and there are four carved graves inside it.
 

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Cavusin

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