Best Things To Do in Nevsehir, Turkey

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Most popular for the hot air balloons of Cappadocia, Nevsehir awaits it exploration beyond the clichés. I would even say that this is one city that does not cease to surprise you. The fact that an underground city was recently found here, justifies the mystery of this place. After this revelation, the adjoining areas were searched for further discoveries. And discoveries beckoned, including a church that is believed to be dating back the 5th century!

The best things to do in Nevsehir is a vivid mélange of volcanic eruptions, historic sites, valleys, ancient ruins, specialty museums, and even wineries! And to indulge in an authentic experience go ahead and try their hammam, for a short trip to heaven. The Zelve Open Air Museum is a must-see on every list of things to do in Nevsehir. The highlight of this attraction is the fact that Muslim and Catholica residents have lived in this sizable cave village which also features a host of religious paintings. Then there is the Red Valley above which all the popular hot air balloon rides take place. The otherworldly Kaymakli is that aforementioned underground city. There is a lot to do here for everyone, just get here and start exploring.

Below we have a list of things to do in Nevsehir and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Nevsehir getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Nevsehir with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Nevsehir

Here is the list of things to do in Nevsehir and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Red Valley

    4.6 (148 Votes)
    Red Valley

    Outdoors, Valley

    One of the prime natural attractions of Nevsehir the Red Valley is a great place to spend the day out in Nevsehir. The region is well endowed by all the facilities including cafes, viewpoints and some entertainment avenues, to make for a fun day out. If you happen to visit during the best time to visit Nevsehir, that is April, you will be bequeathed with glorious sights of wildflowers. Towards ...Read more
  2. Kaymakli

    4.6 (66 Votes)

    Neighborhoods , Old Town

    One of the highlights of Nevsehir, the underground city of Kaymakli is must on every list of things to do in Nevsehir! Set deep into the crust of the earth, this city is a formation eight levels under the ground. However, today, only four levels are open to the public. It is indeed an experience in its own, to go four levels below the surface of the earth. Administratively, it lies in the Centr...Read more
  3. Ozkonak Underground City

    Ancient Ruin, Neighborhoods , Old Town

    One of Nevsehir’s main draw are its archeological treasures and remnants. After the Kaymakli underground city, the Ozkonak has got to be on your list. Its construction at the foothills of Mt. Idis further adds to the lure of this gem. Walk around from one chamber to the other through tunnels. How is this different from the Kaymakli underground city? The pipe communication system sets the ...Read more
  4. Haji Bektash Veli Complex

    4.7 (19 Votes)
    Haji Bektash Veli Complex


    This Nevsehir attractions gains its importance owing to the fact that Haji Bektash Veli has lived a significant part of his life here. Thus, this is one place in the city that has great historical significance. Sprawling across three courtyards this museum hold artifacts and other symbolizing objects of the Bektashi philosophy. If your visit is scheduled sometime around August then you will be ...Read more
  5. Sarihan

    4.5 (43 Votes)

    Art And Culture, Architecture , Exhibition

    With a construction dating back to the 12th century, the Saruhan Exhibition and Culture Center can be said to be yet another historical gem of Nevsehir. There is something for everyone here, especially the women given a brilliant open air shopping center here. Yes, most of the attractions here are open air, which is the best part of exploring Nevsehir! The men can still enjoy the vibe of this p...Read more
  6. Urgup Museum

    4.2 (18 Votes)
    Urgup Museum


    If you have even the slightest interest in coins, handlooms, and pottery and most importantly have nothing much to do, then you can visit the Ürgüp Museum. You can skip it if none of the aforementioned interest you. There are tons of admirable locations around so museums are not a go-to place if you are in Nevsehir. The highlight and the main draw of this little museum is a 10-million...Read more
  7. Nevsehir Museum

    4.3 (13 Votes)
    Nevsehir Museum

    Specialty Museum

    Opened in 1966, the Nevsehir Museum is an important historical building. There are two main segments to the museum archaeology and ethnography. Both the segments feature several items not only from Turkey but other Mideastern countries like Cyprus, Iran and Mesopotamia. The archeology section has items from various era including Roman, Chalcolithic Bronz, Phrygia, Neolithic, Hellenistic, Byzant...Read more
  8. Gore Harabeleri

    Ancient Ruin

    Perched atop the slopes of a regional mountain, the landmark of Gore Harabeleri is historical. Featuring some ancient ruins, the characteristic of any exploration in Nevsehir, this site especially is incredible owing to tiny cavities and caves dug up on the face of the mountain. Rock houses and churches, are the structures that mostly dominate this expanse. You can choose to get closer or simpl...Read more
  9. Turasan

    4.1 (10 Votes)

    Winery, Adults

    All the wine lovers, rejoice! The Turasan Viniculturen is one place that has a wide range of Turkish wines that you can taste and even buy. Essentially, a wine tasting room this Nevsehir attraction is featured on almost all the popular Cappadocia tours. What makes the atmosphere even better is the enthusiasm of the people who work here. It is a very fun, engaging experience. The say that the be...Read more
  10. Forum Kapadokya

    4.1 (9 Votes)
    Forum Kapadokya

    Mall, Shopping Center

    And finally, a thirst quencher for all the shopaholics out there. The Forum Kapadokya is one mall that features some great brands and if you are lucky you might just be in for some great discounts too. There are some dining opportunities too here, but don’t expect fabulous food. More than a mall it is more of a Turkish outlet, so if you are not shopping big brands, you can still avail som...Read more
  11. Goreme Acik Hava Muzesi

    4.6 (11 Votes)
    Goreme Acik Hava Muzesi


    One of the famous places to go if you are in Turkey, the Goreme Acık Hava Muzesi is a museum which is located in Merkez/NevÃ…Ÿehir Merkez/NevÃ…Ÿehir, Turkey. Whenever you are aiming to visit this place, try to come here in the early morning when the place is less crowded. A home for all the people who draw inspiration from ancient c...Read more
  12. Canakkale Seramik

    4 (15 Votes)
  13. Castle Inn Cappadocia

    4.8 (5 Votes)
  14. Ihlara Vadisi

    4.6 (1 Vote)
    Ihlara Vadisi, 68500 Belisırma/Güzelyurt/Aksaray, Turkey