Monday, 30 January 2023
5,000-years-old Hidden Beauty in Konya: Devil Bridge

5,000-years-old Hidden Beauty in Konya: Devil Bridge

Historical Devil Bridge There are two in Turkey, one in Van and the other in Konya. In Europe, there are bridges with the same name in many regions. It is thought that the architects who built these bridges, which have more than one legendary story of the historical Devil Bridge, which is proportional to the rise of Christianity in medieval Europe, made a deal with the devil in order to finish it, and helped to build the bridge in return for either taking his own life or the life of the first person who crossed the bridge. Apart from the legends, it is thought that there is a high probability that such bridges that are difficult to cross are called Devil Bridges.

The 5,000-year-old Sille in Konya carry the traces of the Phrygians, the Romans, the Anatolian Seljuks, the Karamanoğlu Principality and the Ottoman Empire. The centuries-old Devil Bridge on the eroded rocks in Sille, where historical buildings are located on every corner, attracts the attention of the few tourists who come to the region.

Sille Neighborhood, which is located 8 kilometers northwest of the city center and has hosted many civilizations throughout its 5 thousand years of history, is thought to date back to the Neolithic Age in the region that carry the traces of Rome, Byzantium, Anatolian Seljuk, Karamanoğlu Principality and the Ottoman Empire in every corner. In the region where Phrygian remains are also reached in the researches, it is possible to see natural beauties.

The rocks that have survived to the present day with the sediments formed as a result of the decrease in the flow rate of the water of the parts such as clay, sand and pebbles carried by the rivers are the hidden beauty of the Greek village. The bridge on the cliffs, which is thought to have been built during the period when Christianity spread to Anatolia and is known as the Devil Bridge because it is difficult for people due to its narrowness, is still standing.

The Devil Bridge is also little known to tourists who come to the area. The region, which resembles the rocks in Arizona, famous for its canyons in the USA, is waiting for its visitors.