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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Uchisar Castle and many more Uchisar attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Uchisar trip maker website.
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  • The entire town is dominated by the 90-metre-high (300 ft) rock-castle in the centre of the town, which is called Sivrikoya by the inhabitants. It is an extraordinary Urgup where I stay is a very...  more »
  • The best view in Cappadocia, hands-down. The walk up looks daunting, but it's not so bad. And coming back down is even harder than walking up, because you won't want to leave. I was spoiled when I...  more »
  • Steeps are little hard to climb but this formation is amazing. It was fun up there but the view was okay. Still a nice experience with friends. If you are with kids, i wouldnt recommend it
  • Impressive cave castle though it seems more like stacked layers of residential dwellings... Great panoramic views on top! With the token admission fee and the start of your Pigeon valley hike back to Göreme, this sight fits into the itinerary perfectly!

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