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Beautiful in the setting sun

Stunning setting amidst fields and very different not being a rock cut church. We visited late in... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2015
mabel98
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Malvern, United Kingdom
A rare experience

So glad we included the Red Church on our day-long tour of Guzelyurt and the Ihlara Valley. We has... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2014
freedjum
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massachusetts
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15 Jan 2016
“just wow”
18 Nov 2015
“Oldest church on the plains of Turkey”
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

it's just in the middle of nowhere.. left by everyone, forgotten by God. go inside an feel the energy of the place! so pity it's not under reconstruction and looses its walls and roof, locals just leave signs on it, very pity, no respect

3  Thank appletea1001
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is an easy drive up over the mountain from Guzelyurt, Cappadocia Turkey. It is one of the oldest built churches on the Turkish plains. Built in the 6th Century it belonged to the family of St. Gregory. It is slowly being maintained so it...More

1  Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Stunning setting amidst fields and very different not being a rock cut church. We visited late in the day and it was very romantic withe the sound of tinkling goat and sheep bells as the sun set behind us. It desperately needs some renovation or...More

2  Thank mabel98
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We stayed in Guzelyurt and loved the village and the Monastery Valley. We drove to the Red Church (Kizil Kilise) which is well sign posted (approximately 6 km west of the village on a winding road). The church is surrounded by farmland and makes an...More

1  Thank mikeedeedee
Reviewed 31 March 2015

It is hard to believe that a World Heritage Monument get so little attention as this church. When I initially found out about this church in the surroundings of Cappadocia (est. 1hr drive), I made it a center piece of my trip. It is one...More

1  Thank pablotheagave
Reviewed 3 December 2014

So glad we included the Red Church on our day-long tour of Guzelyurt and the Ihlara Valley. We has asked our guide (see my review of Reliable Travel) to take us here and I will never forget the silence in the farmland on which the...More

1  Thank freedjum
Reviewed 11 November 2014

it is realy beatifull and important as architecturely . seems very different from another churchs in cappadocia.

Thank lanora travel t
Reviewed 3 November 2014

i think it is about 1700 years old and one of the most important church in cappadocia. it is very important also as architecturely because very different from all other historical churchs.

Thank libra2014
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Off the beaten path, I assume that not many tourists visit this historical site. Indeed, we had the entire valley to ourselves the day that we visited. In the middle of a lush, green meadow that is incongruous with the arid landscape on either side...More

6  Thank Spiderette86
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Beautiful and an amazing history. We love that the Red Church is in the middle of nowhere on St Gregory's land.

1  Thank Becky H
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