01 December 2020

Project works started for 300-years-old historical church

It is announced that the 300-year-old historical Constantine Eleni Church in Ürgüp district of Nevşehir will be projected and taken into maintenance.

One of the historical buildings in the Cappadocia region, the Konstantin Eleni Church, located in the village of Mustafapaşa in the Ürgüp district of Nevşehir, has been worn out over time. The Governorship of Nevşehir made an explanation for the church whose interior walls and columns were plastered with frescoes were damaged.

The church, which was kept open for visitors, after the closure of the Mustafapaşa Municipality, was assigned to Mustafapaşa’s Chief. The rock that fell and damaged a part of the church in recent years was removed by the Special Provincial Administration and with the permission of the board.

The following statements were made by the Governorship of Nevşehir:

“The roof of Konstantin and Eleni Church, which belongs to the treasury but was allocated to Mustafapaşa Municipality in 2012, was repaired and taken under protection in 2013 by the municipality. As a result of the closure of the municipality in 2014, its allocation  was passed  on to the Mustafapaşa mukhtar. In 2016, as a result of the rock -fall at the backside-wall of the church, the rocks, posing danger were removed by the Special Provincial Administration with permission of the board. As of now, project studies have been initiated with the allocation from the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.”