This “Cotton Castle” (as it’s meaning in Turkish) is a white cascade from sources containing chalky water which formed stalactites, basins and terraces. The water is renowned for its healing qualities for eye and skin diseases, for softening rheumatisms, asthma and dermatitis crisis.
In the “Ozel Idare Motel” (just next to the museum) the water, a kind of soda, has formed a pool around a collapsed temple.
Pamukkale is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritages.
The antique city of Hierapolis was founded by the Pergamum kind around 190BC as a “border” for military colonies during the expansion of his kingdom and name after the goddess “Here”.
During the conquest by the Romans in 129BC, its name was wrongly interpreted as “Holy Town” which explains the building of numerous temples.
The city knew its apogee as a spa center during the 2nd century AD.
As Hierapolis had always been a very cosmopolite town, very early it had its Christian community.