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Uchisar Castle, Uchisar

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The natural rock citadel of Uchisar Castle offers a panoramic view over the surrounding landscape of valleys, mountains, and towns. The tallest fairy chimney in Cappadocia is carved with numerous rooms, tunnels, stairs, rock tombs, and a large water cistern. Notice the millstone doors at the entrances of the rooms, which used to control access to the castle. Today most of the rooms on the north side serve as pigeon houses. Note the simple Byzantine graves on top of the castle, which have been weathered and ransacked. Local women selling traditional souvenirs typically line the road that leads to the castle. Put Uchisar Castle and other Uchisar attractions into our Uchisar tour planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This ancient citadel dominates the local area and a climb to the top gives breath taking views over the local landscape. This rock castle is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. After cli...  more »
  • The history of this place is interesting, telling the story of the 2000 B. C. The view is amazing, you can take amazing photos here.  more »
  • Not much to see inside the castle (has only 3 - 4) rooms. It is a bit of a climb up to the top. There are great views over the valley (Goreme, Uchisar, etc). The castle has been eroding for a long tim...  more »

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Where to stay in Uchisar

If you're looking for an authentic Cappadocian stay near the famed rock formations, consider Üçhisar. The town evokes a quieter feel than neighboring villages, providing a compromise between the bustle and posh alternatives. Adventurous travelers may choose to stay in one of the many cave hotels, which are diverse in their levels of luxury. Surrounding the town's innermost fairy chimney area sits a collection of moderate- to high-priced hotels, guesthouses, and family-run bed and breakfasts. Staying in Üçhisar also puts you close to the tourist attraction of Pigeon Valley.
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