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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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  • Churches and St. George for more information about digital headphones, you should take advantage of. Do not be under the spell and not to mention to realize how time passes
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  • every moment he's really like a smurf. small churches, colorful pictures on the walls, tombs, etc.
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  • Historical site to know more about Goreme. A must see location. Views are beautiful, picture perfect. 
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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.