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Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu Underground City, which promises to offer its guests a visual feast at the peaks of grandeur with its eight-storey structure underground, amazes those who see it. In Nevşehir, which has a terrestrial climate, the people turn to underground cities to be safe. Looking at all other underground architectures of the region, especially derinkuyu Underground city, it is seen that it is made of tuff stone, which also forms the Fairy Chimneys and is located throughout Nevşehir. This stone is quite easily processed and also acts as an insulation material. The history of the underground city in Derinkuyu district, located on the Nevşehir-Nigde highway, extends from the first locals of the city to the Assyrian colonies. It is one of the oldest places in Nevşehir, shaped by the arrival of the Christian people who fled The Pagan Roman Emperor Constantine I. Constantine in the 2nd century to Cappadocia via Kayseri and Antioch. The Christian people, who make up all the underground and above-ground campuses of the city, increase the city's mysticism with structures such as secret passages and underground cellars. Derinkuyu Underground City, consisting of monasteries, churches, water wells, wineries, cellars, supply tanks and living areas, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Cappadocia.

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