Keywords: Turkish urban development,Ottoman city,urban development,Nevşehir,the Nevşehir Castle


In monographic and chronological research in the Turkish architecture, there are a large number of studies about architectural works. However, among the studies about the development and expansion of the region or cities, architectural history are few. This study tries to fill such a gap by studying on the Nevsehir center, its historical artifacts, the grand mosque and trade centers developed around, supported by visual material. These architectural texture affects the silhouette of the city and makes contributions to the development of it. Fifteen of these historical architects will be published for the first time, which underli nes the development of Nevsehir. In today's Turkey where urban areas develop in favour of new structuring, this study also aims at providing the former texture's development and at revealing that historical city installation has been applied not randomly but consciously.