One town that I wanted to see while in Cappadocia was Nevsehir. It is the major hub for all the surrounding villages and seems to be the centre of everything. We jumped in the car, set off and within the hour arrived in a bustling city.
One thing we did not do before setting off though, was to find out exactly what there was to do. We did not think this would be a problem as surely there would be signs and we can speak to the locals.
Within twenty minutes of driving around the town, we came to the conclusion that the town had nothing to offer apart from shops and parks. We were proved wrong though, when we spotted a sign saying Nevsehir castle.
The Castle of Nevsehir
Do not attempt to walk the steep hill leading up to Nevsehir castle. We were in the car and at times I feared we would go rolling back down the hill thanks to the steepness. For Bulent, who was driving, it was not a problem however I dread to think of what would have happened if I had been driving.
Once you reach the castle, the view is gorgeous. It was a complete 360 degree view over Nevsehir. There are no artefacts or guides at the castle. For that you will have to go to Nevsehir museum in the town which is impressive. There are two floors of artefacts from the area of Nevsehir dating back hundreds of years.
Once we had been round the museum, we spoke to the guard and asked what else there was to do. There is nothing else in Nevsehir apart from the castle, museum and shopping so my advice is not to book a hotel here.
Book your hotel in other areas of Cappadocia such as Urgup or Goreme and you will find yourself in close distance to all the sights to see.
For the day however, I thoroughly recommend a visit. Even if you don’t do castles, there are plenty of brand name shops to keep you busy. Regular buses run from all the regions of the Cappadocia area.
Readers Question : Not many people visit Nevsehir while they are in the Cappadocia region. Have you been? If so, what did you think?
Are you going on holiday to Cappadocia? If so, read my other posts listed below on what to do and where to go.