Swords Church is 17 km (10 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. Goreme Valley is considered birthplace of monastery education system and later  it can also be seen in Ihlara and Soganli Valleys.
Goreme Open Air Museum is located in Goreme National Park. It has been carved out of the soft volcanic rocks and it is composed of large and small churches, monasteries, Byzantine Church architecture and the most important works of religious architecture.
The hilly area due to the distance to the main roads,  was used to escape and to be protected from the Byzantium suppression and to hide by Christians. The worship places in the region were built in the valleys and stream beds where it is hard to be found. The worships in the region were built in the form of small he rmitage rooms.

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