10 Things to Do in Nevsehir That You Shouldn't Miss

January 3, 2018 Roger Rusk

The unofficial capital of the Cappadocia region, Nevsehir makes a great central base for exploring the surrounding area and its many underground cities and countless fairy chimneys. Founded as Nyssa by the Hittites more than 3,000 years ago, Nevsehir has historical attractions from many eras, including the ruins of the Ottoman citadel overlooking the city and the 18th-century Kursunlu mosque in the Damat Ibrahim Pasha complex. Nevsehir Museum, one of Turkey's finest, is also very popular.
Restaurants in Nevsehir

1. Red Valley

Nevsehir Ortahisar, Nevsehir 50650, Turkey +90 539 866 60 95
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5 based on 223 reviews

Red Valley

Reviewed By 1TraveltheWorld - Alice Springs, Australia

The Red Valley is only one of the spectacular and beautiful landscapes of nature, within this vicinity.
The fairy chimneys and other water-carved rock formations created by weathering over the millennia are truly a site to behold.
We definitely had to walk through.
After a morning balloon flight, ensure you walk through some of the meandering Valleys of Cappadocia.

2. Zelve Open Air Museum

Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey +90 533 660 40 01
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4.5 based on 377 reviews

Zelve Open Air Museum

Reviewed By Vlado Z - Zagreb, Croatia

We know so little about early Christian history. This Is the place to see where religion started in second century and how people lived here. Need about an hour to walk areound.

3. Kaymakli

Kaymakli Kasabasi Kaymakli, Derinkuyu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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4.5 based on 488 reviews

Kaymakli

One of the famous underground cities of Cappadocia, Kaymakli contains over 100 tunnels with low, narrow and sloping passages. Although the structure goes deeper than 100 feet below ground, only the first four floors are open for public viewing.

Reviewed By Ricardo B - London, United Kingdom

This never ending underground caves with several kilometre tunnels and several stages is a wonder and it proves how far human beings can go to defend their religious beliefs. Educational interesting and amazingly hard work as sometimes you have to walk for several tens of meters through a 1 meter high tunnel. Not for claustrophobic

4. Ozkonak Underground City

Nevsehir, Turkey
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4.5 based on 203 reviews

Ozkonak Underground City

Reviewed By junpsj - Quezon City, Philippines

Discovered in 1972 as an underground city that can house 60000 people, the place has strategic significance to the population in the area.
However, as a tourist spot, it did not have the appeal of the Fairy chimneys and the place was not well described even in the entrance.
This could have been better marketed in th future

5. Haci Bektas Veli Museum

Velbert Cad., Nevsehir, Turkey +90 384 441 30 22
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4.5 based on 79 reviews

Haci Bektas Veli Museum

Reviewed By Thunderus L

One of the great Islamic philosopher Haci Bektas Veli, found a great contribution to the spread of Islam is an important person. Located in the district of Nevşehir Hacıbektaş both Alevi and Sunni shrine is visited by Muslims. Here, the resting place of Haci Bektas Veli is located next to a museum. Held every year in August, thousands of Haci Bektas Veli people attended the festival and commemoration of the memorial as well as many cultural events are organizedWhen you come to Cappadocia and the tremendous beauty of the museum would strongly advise you to visit the shrine.

6. Hacibektas

Nevsehir, Turkey
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Hacibektas

Reviewed By moviegeekjn - Phoenix, Arizona

I knew a bit about Sufism, but was unaware of the Bektashi Dervish sect. I feel fortunate that we stopped at the fascinating Hacibektas museum on our way to Cappadocia. The exhibits are very informative and illuminating about a sect that truly was "before its time." With a focus on unity, this sect emphasizes equality between men and women and the importance of science. They have constructed the museum to resemble how followers would have lived back in the 13th century when the sect began.

7. Urgup Museum

Kayseri Cad. No:39 Urgup Merkez, Urgup, Nevsehir, Turkey +90 384 341 40 82
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4.5 based on 68 reviews

Urgup Museum

Reviewed By yusufyaran - Istanbul, Turkey

This museum has something interesting with lots of hand painted plates, bowls and ceramic art. There is a small shop at the end of this museum where you can buy stuff

8. Saruhan Exhibition and Culture Center

Yeni Kayseri Yolu 6 km, Nevsehir 505000, Turkey +90 384 511 37 95
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4 based on 114 reviews

Saruhan Exhibition and Culture Center

Reviewed By Roobydoo5 - New Jersey

I came to this caravanserai to witness members of the religious Mevlevi Order perform their Whirling Dervish ceremony. Before deciding whether this is something that you want to attend, you must fully understand what the demonstration consists of. It is not a "show". It is not meant as entertainment. (Although as I have heard and read, some places, such as in Istanbul, do present the dance more like a show). But here at Saruhan, the ritual is performed exactly like a religious ceremony in a sacred solemn manner. Do not expect crazy acrobatics or some magic trick involved in the twirling.
Having heard previously about the Whirling Dervishes (but not knowing much about the actual religious Sufi sect or their followers), I was very interested in seeing this performance. I was not disappointed and I found it to be a very good experience. Several other non-dancing members come out first. They recite or chant prayers and play musical instruments. Then 4 dancers and a Master came out. The Master did not participate in the dance but rather directed the 4 dancers. They perform the dance for about 5-10 minutes, twirling in a counter-clockwise direction, and eventually getting into a rhythm. They take a short break while additional prayers are chanted, then they repeat the dance. This cycle is repeated about 2 more times. Photography is not permitted during this part. At the end, they perform an abbreviated 2-minute version of the dance, during which you are permitted to take photos.
Admittedly, the repetition of the cycles can become boring to some. Attendance is assuredly not appropriate for small children. It is also inappropriate to clap or applaud at any time, to maintain the solemnity of the ceremony.
The caravanserai itself is worth some exploring.

9. Turasan Viniculture

Cimenli Mevki Yunak Mah. Tevfik Fikret Cad. No:6/A-B Urgup Merkez, Urgup, Nevsehir, Turkey +90 384 341 65 70
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Turasan Viniculture

Reviewed By Jollymon22 - Kailua, Hawaii

they have been making wine in the Cappadocia region for hundreds of years. We felt fortunate to have had the opportunity to actually visit a winery and to taste the wines during our visit. Some of the wines are quite enjoyable and the cast of servers are quite friendly and engaging. It was a fun visit!

10. Forum Kapadokya

Bahcelievler Mah. Mustafa Parmaksiz Cad. No:56 | Camicedit, Nevsehir Merkez, Nevsehir, Turkey +90 384 228 01 00
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4 based on 48 reviews

Forum Kapadokya

Reviewed By guteng1 - Cape Town Central, South Africa

liked the fact that were quite a variety of shops and they offer a variety of affordable nteresting items from clothing to stunning houseware,ten pin bowling,watching a good movie or enjoying food from the variety of foodstalls in the food hall.I just love shopping there

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