About Uchisar - presentation, information, photos and recommendations

Uchisar is situated at the highest point in Cappadocia, on the Nevsehir-Goreme road, just 5 km from Goreme. The top of the Uchisar Castle, provides a magnificent panorama of the surrounding area with Mount Erciyes in the distance.

Many rooms hollowed out into the rock are connected to each other with stairs, tunnels and passages. At the entrances of the rooms, there are millstone doors, just like the ones in the underground settlements, used to control access to these places. Due to the erosion in places of this multi-leveled castle, it is unfortunately not possible to reach all the rooms. Most of the rooms, located on the north side of the castle are in use as pigeon houses (dovecuts) today. Farmers used these cave pigeon houses to collect the droppings of pigeons which is an excellent natural fertilizer for the orchards and vineyards.

There are also many other pigeon houses in Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi in Turkish) which connects Uchisar to Goreme. Most of these cave dwellings have been painted white to attract the birds and their valuable droppings.

The fairy chimneys to the west, east and north of Uchisar were hollowed out and used as graves during the Roman period. Inside these rock cut tombs, the entrances which generally face west, are klines or stone slabs on which the bodies were laid.

[Uchisar Pigeon Valley, Cappadocia] Many rock cut churches have been discovered not only on the outskirts of the castle but also inside it. The reason for this may be that Goreme, having numerous churches and monasteries, is very close to Uchisar.

The simple Byzantine graves on top of the castle are not very interesting as they have been eroded and ransacked. It is said that in towns with citadels, e.g. Uchisar, Ortahisar and Urgup (Bashisar), long defense tunnels reached far into the surrounding areas. However, since the tunnels have collapsed in places, this theory cannot be confirmed, but is a popular myth as to the great distances they cover.


Uchisar | Uçhisar natural stone fortress is the highest point in Cappadocia, visible for a great distance from the region other towns such as Urgup and Avanos (map).

Popular backpacker base of Göreme Town is a short descent from Uçhisar (OOCH-hee-Sahr, "tiptop castle")

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Top hotels in Uchisar

Uchisar Kaya Otel, Uchisar

Uchisar Kaya Otel

Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Hotel with parking  
  • No transport provided
Wings Cappadocia, Uchisar

Wings Cappadocia

Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

    • No transport provided
    Harem Cappadocia Hotel, Uchisar

    Harem Cappadocia Hotel

    Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

      • No transport provided
      Lalesaray, Uchisar

      Lalesaray

      Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

        • No transport provided
        Caldera Cave Hotel, Uchisar

        Caldera Cave Hotel

        Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • No transport provided
        Maya Cave Hotel, Uchisar

        Maya Cave Hotel

        Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • No transport provided
        Kistar Hotel, Uchisar

        Kistar Hotel

        Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • No transport provided
        Helike Cave Hotel, Uchisar

        Helike Cave Hotel

        Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

        • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
        • No transport provided
        Maze Of Cappadocia, Uchisar

        Maze Of Cappadocia

        Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

          • No transport provided
          Duven Hotel, Uchisar

          Duven Hotel

          Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

            • No transport provided
            Aurora Cave Hotel, Uchisar

            Aurora Cave Hotel

            Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

              • No transport provided
              Anatelein Hotel, Uchisar

              Anatelein Hotel

              Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

              • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
              • No transport provided
              Sakli Konak Cappadocia Hotel, Uchisar

              Sakli Konak Cappadocia Hotel

              Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • No transport provided
                Museum Hotel Cappadocia, Uchisar

                Museum Hotel Cappadocia

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with outdoor pool  
                • No transport provided
                Kale Konak Cappadocia, Uchisar

                Kale Konak Cappadocia

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                • No transport provided
                Argos In Cappadocia, Uchisar

                Argos In Cappadocia

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with parking  
                • No transport provided
                Rox Cappadocia, Uchisar

                Rox Cappadocia

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with parking  
                • No transport provided
                Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge, Uchisar

                Ariana Sustainable Luxury Lodge

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                • No transport provided
                Elika Cave Suites, Uchisar

                Elika Cave Suites

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with parking  
                • No transport provided
                Uchisar Cave Pansion, Uchisar

                Uchisar Cave Pansion

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                • No transport provided
                Capiedra Hotel, Uchisar

                Capiedra Hotel

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                • No transport provided
                Cappadocia Symbol Hotel, Uchisar

                Cappadocia Symbol Hotel

                Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                  • No transport provided
                  Aden Hotel Cappadocia, Uchisar

                  Aden Hotel Cappadocia

                  Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                  • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                  • No transport provided
                  Sira Hotel, Uchisar

                  Sira Hotel

                  Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                    • No transport provided
                    Ansia Hotel, Uchisar

                    Ansia Hotel

                    Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey

                    • Hotel with wi-fi Internet  
                    • No transport provided

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