Urgup is a town and district of Nevsehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Located in the historical region of Cappadocia, it is renowned for its nightlife and for its good adjustment to tourism, making it a popular night stop for Cappadocia tourists. Many tour operators offer daytours that show you all the highlights, including a visit to a carpet shop and a pottery bakery.

The whole area is covered by tuffs from the volcanic mountain ashes of Erciyes, nearby.


Urgup is known for its famous hotels built right within caves, for its wines and for its hand made carpets. Many of the hotels in caves are actually old houses. They can be rented and used for accommodation on condition of not damaging their historic structure. Some of the caves have also been converted into nightclubs and bars.

It is the most important tourism center of the Cappadocia region.

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