Musatafapasa

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    Mustafapasa, 6km to the south of Urgup, was inhabited by Greek Orthodox families until the beginning of the 20th century.  The houses dating back to the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries display fine examples of stonework. 

   Gomede valley, to the west of Mustafapasa, resembles a small version of the Ihlara Canyon. As at Ihlara, the walls of the valley house churches and shelters carved from the rock, and a river runs through the valley. The important churches and monasteries around Mustafapasa are, the Church of Aios Vasilos, the Church of Constantine-Elene, Churches in the Monastery Valley and, the Church of St. Basil and Alakara in  Gomede valley.There is also a Medrese built during the Ottoman period and displaying fine examples of stone masonry and woodcraft.

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