Fairytale-like Selime monastery in Cappadocia, a photo essay

Selime monastery before we started climbing it

Selime monastery before we started climbing it

Climbing up

Climbing up

Rooms in the monastery

Rooms in the monastery

First stop, admiring the view

First stop, admiring the view

The view from the monastery

The view from the monastery

Rooms and corridors, must have been very comfy...

Rooms and corridors, must have been very comfy…

The monastery facade

The monastery facade

Other rooms of the monastery

Other rooms of the monastery

Just to get an idea of the height we were at and where monks used to live

Just to get an idea of the height we were at and where monks used to live

Following the route inside the monastery

Following the route inside the monastery

The church

The church

Church entrance

Church entrance

Another view of the monastery from its side facade

Another view of the monastery from its side facade

As anticipated in my previous post on Cappadocia’s Ilhara Valley, during the tour we have also visited the Selime monastery, at the edge of the valley. Since it was very beautiful and an experience in itself, I decided to devote a short photo essay to Selime alone, so you can better appreciate its unique character and how monks and the bishop used to live and pray right here in these tuff hills.

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6 Comments
  1. Purtroppo per me da ammirare solo attraverso le tue bellissime fotografie!

  2. J’ai les vertiges! J’aimerais voir ces étranges et magnifiques paysages mais je ne crois pas y réussir!

  3. Out of this world. Ethereal indeed! And if I could some up this photo journey of yours then I’d say “Alice in Wonderland” :-) Great shots of an amazing place.

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