Goreme Open-Air Museum, Goreme

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Must see · History Museum · Historic Site
Step into the ancient dwellings and sanctuaries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, a World Heritage Site carved into Cappadocia stone and featuring historic Byzantine wall paintings. This outdoor museum consists of the remains of rock-cut churches, most of which date from the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries. The site also has remnants of underground towns from the 4th century. Go on a walking tour of the valley's intriguing landscape to discover this stunning natural and man-made complex. Plaques along the way give you adequate information for exploring the area on your own. Don't forget to wear sensible shoes. A visit to Goreme Open-Air Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Goreme travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Goreme National Park, Cappadocia... natural wonder caves and fairy chimneys formed by lava gushing from volcanic mountains(hasandağı,erciyes,Göllüdağ-Melendiz) on top of tuff layers formed on the...  more »
  • Just so so place .... You can see similar caves just outside in the next valley for free .... 75 Turkish Kira entrance fee for kids over 8 and adults  more »
  • A must see when you go to Kapadokya and visit Goereme. Wonderful museum with all the cave churches and the wonderful landscape. You get more than a history lesson, it will be an experience for your...  more »
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  • Great place to visit to understand how some early Christians lived here. Many chapels with drawings. Unfortunately, vandals got to them before the authorities implemented controls. Many still well preserved. If you can read Latin, and any close relative of the language, you can probably make out the ideas behind the drawings.
  • Fantastic open air museum that holds so much history. A must to any visitor to Cappadocia. Fascinating.
  • Very well maintained nice area. Worth to enter, It is world heritage open air museum since 1985. Keep your water bottle with you.
  • There is wonderful. I was born in cappadocia an i have lived there 17 years old. Before die you must see there. I think Cappadocia most special place in the world an Goreme Open Air Museum most beatiful place in cappadocia. The churchs in Goreme Open Air Museum you can see ortodoxs and chatholics worship same place
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