KILICLAR CHURCH

This church is situated 600m NW of the Goreme Open Air Museum in Kiliclar Valley. It has a cruciform plan with four columns and a central dome. The arms of the cross are barrel vaulted. The ceilings in the west corners are flat, whereas those in the east corners are domed. There are three apses. The walls are richly decorated with frescoes illustrating a long narration from the Bible. The church dates back to the end of the 9th and the beginning of the 10th centuries.

Scenes: Prophetic Vision, Annunciation, Visitation, Proof of the Virgin, Reproaches of Joseph, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Joseph's Dream, Flight into Egypt, Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Calling of John, John and the Christ, Baptism, Jesus and Zacchaeus, Healing of the Blind Man, Raising of Lazarus, Entry into Jerusalem, Last Supper, Washing the Disciples’ Feet, Communion of the Apostles, Betrayal of Judas, Jesus before Annas and Caiaphas, Jesus before Pilate, Denial by Peter, Way of the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment, Anastasis, Women at the Empty Tomb, Blessing and Mission of the Apostles, Ascension, Pentecost, Koimesis and portraits of saints.

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