İçkale Church

The İçkale Church is in Alanya Castle, on the northern side of the İçkale Palace. It was built by the Anatolian Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad I, just at the end of the courtyard, which was thought to have had a ceremonial function for a period.
It is thought that the small church belonging to the Byzantine Period was built in the 6th century. The church, whose plan is in the form of a cross, is the only structure in İçkale that does not belong to the Seljuk Period. With this detail, it is among the symbols that have survived to the present day as proof of the tolerant approach of the Seljuks to different beliefs.
The İçkale Church extends in the east-west direction and was built using rubble stones. With its round-arched windows, the church surrounds the central dome with its wide rim consisting of deaf niches. It is understood from the traces that remain until today, albeit rare, that the inner walls of the church were adorned with frescoes.