Get to know more about the underground city of Derinkuyu. Consider what you can discover there.
Derinkuyu Underground City
Derinkuyu Underground City
derinkuyuDerinkuyu is located in 29km from Nevsehir, on the road to Nigde. It is about 85m deep. There are all the usual rooms found in an underground city (stables, cellars, storage rooms, refectories, churhes, wineries etc.). There is also a large room with a barrel vaulted ceiling on the second floor was a missionary school, the rooms to the left are study rooms.

The descent onwards from the 3rd and 4th floors is by way of vertical staircases which lead to a cruciform plan church on the lowest floor.

There is also a 55m deep ventilation shaft. But actually not every floor was provided with the surface so as to protect the dwellers from poisoning during raids.

Underground City of Derinkuyu was opened to visitors in 1965 but so far only 10% can be explored.