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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. 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.
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  • The person at the ticket counter didn't mention they would close at 5pm. After we entered one guy started asking us to rush to the Apple Church. And then another guy from the staff started shouting... 
    The person at the ticket counter didn't mention they would close at 5pm. After we entered one guy started asking us to rush to the Apple Church. And then another guy from the staff started shouting...  more »
  • We went with our own guided tour group. The fresco were impressive. You got to see it to appreciate Cappadocia. There are 6-7 churches to see 
    We went with our own guided tour group. The fresco were impressive. You got to see it to appreciate Cappadocia. There are 6-7 churches to see  more »
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  • This UNESCO world heritage site is a must see. Go early, as it gets very crowded when the tour buses arrive. Since they do not allow photos in many of the nicer churches/rooms, I was lucky to have a guide with a great book published several years ago full of pictures. I was able to take pictures of the pictures.
  • It's a very big area so if you want to enjoy everything then perhaps getting the 3 day pass, if you have the time, will be the best option. I was here for approx 2 hours on a super hot day. It was enjoyable regardless because the caves were cooler. Great for taking pictures with a killer view of Goreme.

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