Uchisar Castle Overview

The Uchisar Castle is a stunning landmark located in Cappadocia, Turkey. This is a natural rock formation, from which a castle is carved and offers some of the best views from the tip. The castle has an intricate network of tunnels, rooms, and caves that you can explore to know more about the rich history and unique architectural heritage.

The Uchisar Castle is a mesmerising UNESCO-listed castle, situated amidst the stunning Uchisar VIllage in Cappadocia. It has a beautiful village setting, with spiralling roads and scattered rural houses. Having a rich historical and heritage value, this castle is known all over the world for the beautiful panoramic view that it rewards its explorers with. It has captivated the minds of tourists all across the world, for being a melting pot of history, geography and aesthetics.

Especially at sunsets, the view can get quite intoxicating, and may leave you in awe about the magic that nature has in it. The castle is around 60 metres high, and consists of around 300 stairs to reach the top. The climb itself is fun, and you will encounter numerous fancy stores, cafes, and art galleries. Take delight in watching the Fairy Chimneys, which are unique to this rural region.


• Discover the unique architecture of the Uchisar castle in Uschiar, Cappadocia.
• Shop for souvenirs to commemorate your visit to this castle, before you start climbing to its top.
• Witness the amazing sunsets from the top of the Uchisar castle, along with the most stunning views ever.
• Wander through the network of tunnels and discover all that this labyrinth has to offer on the top of the castle.
• Opt for a hot air balloon trip and admire the views as you soar up high in the sky.

How To Reach

By Car: The castle is located almost 6 kilometres away from Love Valley and will take around 10 minutes if you are planning to drive via the Sesame Sk route. We recommend travelling by car as you can explore the place in a much more flexible way. 

By Foot: If you are in Uchisar village, you can walk to the castle and it will take at least five minutes for you to reach the base from the heart of the city.

Best Time To Visit

Since the Uchisar Castle is open throughout the year, you can visit the place at any time of the year. 

The best time to plan your visit will be between March to May and August to September as these are the times when the climate is favourable and there is a minimum chance of rainfall. 

Weekdays are apt for planning your visit as this is the time when the castle is not crowded and you can even have the entire place to yourself and explore the premises in a much more laid-back way.

The best time of the day would be the sunset as you can get to the top and admire the stunning views after spending some time visiting the castle and exploring the interiors.

Other Essential Information

  • If you are planning to stay in Uchisar, try booking a cave hotel for a unique stay experience. 
  • There is a separate pass to visit Uchisar Castle and it does not come under the Turkey Museum Pass. 
  • If you are travelling by car, the number of parking spaces in the locality is limited, so plan your travel accordingly. 
  • The castle is open from 7 am to 8 pm, so you can plan your travel accordingly.
  • The castle has an intricate labyrinth of networks, so be mindful of the route you are travelling when you are in the castle. 
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Point of Interest for Uchisar Castle
Climb to the Top, and explore the Caves

Climb to the Top, and explore the Caves

The Uchisar Castle can be reached by climbing 270-odd stairs and although it might get tiring, it is worth the hard work. One of the most interesting things to do once you reach the castle is to set on an expedition to explore its caves, narrow alleys and hidden areas. This unique rock formation in the town of Uchisar comprises dozens of cross-mingling walls, rocks and chambers - forming a maze-like area. As you walk along you’ll find a number of places of retreat like shops selling souvenir items including handcrafted items, cafes and other fancy places too. 

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