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Alahan Monastery


Located  50 km away on the road of Karaman to Mersin direction . It is withinth boundaries of Mersin city and Mut district.


Monastery was built in 5th century A.D by a monk ( Tarasis ) whose grave is also situated in the area . It was built over a steep slope which facing to Goksu valley on a terrace in the direction of east to west .


Alahan monastery is composed of a Monastery and an annexed church together with its materials . In point of decorations, designs of the structure;  monastery is one of the rarest  examples of Byzantine ecclesiastical architecture therefore it is among the candidates to be proposed UNESCO world heritage list.




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