Elmali Kilise / Apple Church - Göreme Open Air Museum (Nevsehir Province, Turkey)
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N 38° 38.333 E 034° 50.716
36S E 660600 N 4278319
Quick Description: The small Elmali Kilise (Apple Church), built around 1050, is one of famous ancient in tufa soft rock carved Orthodox Greek churches located in monastic complex of Göreme Open Air Museum in Göreme (Nevsehir Province of Turkey).
Location: Turkey
Date Posted: 4/23/2014 11:17:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMKJZ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

The small Elmali Kilise (Apple Church), built around 1050, is one of famous ancient in tufa soft rock carved Orthodox Greek churches located in monastic complex of Göreme Open Air Museum in Göreme (Nevsehir Province of Turkey).

Frescoes inside the Apple Church

Elmali Kilise is one of the most prominent buildings in the Göreme Open Air Museum area. With its vivid colors, the church is a groin-vaulted structure with cross-in-square plan, having four columns and a central dome. It has beautiful frescoes dating to the 11th and 12th centuries. And where these have fallen off, you can see simple red-painted ornaments from the iconoclastic period. The frescoes are narrating scenes from the Bible and the life of Christ, the Hospitality of Abraham and Three Hebrew Youths. The building derives its name from the apple orchard collapsed a long time ago, in front of the main entrance.

Building Materials: Stone

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Arne1 visited Elmali Kilise / Apple Church - Göreme Open Air Museum (Nevsehir Province, Turkey) 11/26/2007 Arne1 visited it