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Goreme Open-Air Museum, Goreme
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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Goreme Open-Air Museum and many more Goreme attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Goreme vacation planner.
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  • The Museum is 1.5 km from the Centre of Göreme. The Museum houses cut into the rocks. Many churches with murals on the walls and ceiling. Throughout, you must climb up and down stairs. Actually we don't have enjoyed this museum. Because such cut into the rocks houses and churches in Cappadocia is a lot and it is not necessary to pay money to inspect similar facilities. Besides, all churches in the territory of the Museum of photography is forbidden. And some guards who watch over visitors not to take photos, pretty rough deal with Museum visitors.
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  • The Church of the first Christians. Very interesting. If the ancestors of the Turks were not savages the frescoes would be fully preserved. Located near the city. Entrance 30 lire.
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  • With its unique geography and the different sensations of spellbinding epic. For those who love outdoor and hiking the right address.
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  • Interesting place to walk through. So many churches where sadly many of the faces are scratched off. There is 1 church that charges $10 Liras to visit. This is part of the red tour
  • Good view. If you didn't know/interest with history, you can take picture of around panorama, or sit at comfort seat/chair.
  • Like: the landscape and amazed with the nature. Don't Like: The crowd Wishlist: wish to have free guided booklets/leaflets with Goreme map for tourists to have better understanding of the place.
  • Nothing special about it and quite busy. The staff were the rudest during my stay in Goreme. If you visit the different Valley or go for the "Green for" you'll visit better cave house. Also there is an extra 10tl for the dark church
  • Nice wall painting. Lots of sections are closed. Pity.