village of Tatlarin, located 10 km north of the town of Acigol, is one
of the interesting places in Cappadocia because of both its underground
settlement and churches and the architecture of its houses. Its underground
settlement, located on the hill called the castle by the locals of the
village, was first discovered in 1975 and opened to the public in 1991.
The size of the chambers in the underground settlement, only two floors
of which can be visited; the presence of the toilets, which also can only
be found at the Guzelyurt Underground Settlement; the abundance of the
depots for food and of the churches make one think that this place was
either a garrison or a monastic complex rather than an underground settlement.
The Tatlarin Church
church is on the slope of the hill, called "the castle", in the town of
Tatlarin, about 10 km north of Acigol. The narthex of the church, which
has two naves and two apses, is collapsed. The well preserved scenes are
separated from each other with dividers. The background is dark gray whereas
with figures colors like purple, mustard color and red are used.
the apse Mother Mary and Baby Jesus, Archangels Michael and Gabriel; Constantine
the Great and Helena, Transfiguration, Anastasis, Entry into Jerusalem,
Crucifixion and portraits of 9 saints as well as the donor's.