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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 narrow passages in some areas followed by the quite large open areas in churches is a huge contrast. Walking through the cave houses with the narrow areas and vertical pipes you can climb from one...  more »
  • This is a unique part of our erarth, the volcanic rock structures let the imagination go free, with shapes and colours making pictures of nature, as seen in few places. Extravagent beauty.and filled w...  more »
  • It was cold and covered with snow but the view was great. We enjoyed it a lot and we are glad that we went there in winter because there were not many people around, it wasn't crowded at all. So, it w...  more »
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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.