Alahan Monastery

It is estimated that the Alahan Monastery, which is located in the vicinity of Geçimli village and 20 km away from the Mut district of Mersin, was used as a pilgrimage centre for believers in Christian religion between the 4th and 6th centuries BC. The monastery, which was believed to have been built by St Paul and Barnabas, one of the pioneers of Christianity in 440 and 442, has 2 churches, one of which is in ruins and the other is intact. On the walls of the monastery are the angels of Gabriel and Michael as well as several different angels and animals. Around the monastery are collonaded roads, rock tombs, baths and accommodation options. The entrance to the monastery is accessible by private vehicles, and museum cardholders can visit for free.

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