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.
Tours to Goreme Open-Air Museum
$87 BOOK WITH VIATOR All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia
Duration: 6 to 9 hours
Goreme Open-Air Museum reviews
Highly recommended for those interested in the history of this region. Makes one wonder how the inhabitants of this place managed to carve out their dwelling amongst these rock without the modern... more »
I visited here due to it being so popular on Trip Advisor, however I am unsure why this is? Definitely not worth 100tl. Not all the rooms were open and an extra charge was expected to pay for one of.... more »
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.
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