Valley of Soğanlı

After Göreme , the Valley of Soğanlı is the second most important centre of monasticism. The frescoes in the churches are dated from the 9th century up to the 13th century. Some of them could be dated very exactly because of the inscriptions.

Altogether there are over 150 churches, some of them submerged or used as dovecots.

The most important churches are the Karabas Church dated 1060-1061 and the Barbara Church dated the beginning of the 11th century and are important for dating other churches.

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