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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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  • largely failed to present a wonderful place from ages ago is of Nevşehir and Göreme, Ürgüp, etc. are all venues visited. Göreme Open-air museum was pretty cool. history is people in history saw the pictures drawn curious. Dark Church damaged in places entered in at least one. Enter here a little more to give us $10 extra. After all, they're waiting for extra money to sit inside security, what's the point in that. Churches, Chapels many historical remains of human bones, etc., the best place to see alive.
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  • One of the caves where you will visit the first geleblir you differently but after visiting the Church and Chapel cave, dozens of ordinary photo shoot Inside a place from video and forbidden but it is possible to photograph against the landscape. In addition, dark church to be us $10 extra surcharge of entries and a bit silly.
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  • The room was cut almost anywhere in Cappadocia, the limestone. But here's Christians once made association with mural paintings. It is a lovely place at that time in history.
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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.