Zelve Monastery


Useful Information

Location: Between Ürgüp and Avanos.
Open: Oct-Feb Tue-Sun 8-17, Mar-Sep Tue-Sun 8-19.
Fee: Adults TL 4,000,000, Children (-18) TL 1,500,000, Disabled free.
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Address: Nevsehir Directorate of Tourism, Atatürk Bulvari 14, Devlet Hastanesi Önü, Nevsehir, Tel: +90-384-213-3659, Fax: +90-384-213-1137.
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History


Description

Zelve Monastery was carved into the rock in pre-Iconoclastic times

The town Avanos is famous for its colourful earthenware pots. Numerous workshops allow visitors to watch how they are made. The material used for the pottery is the red clay from the Kýzýlýrmak River, the longest river of Turkey.