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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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  • A landmark of the world. The whole experience of walking around this mountains and understanding how people lived here was breath taking. Really organized museum with a beautiful café and shops... 
    A landmark of the world. The whole experience of walking around this mountains and understanding how people lived here was breath taking. Really organized museum with a beautiful café and shops...  more »
  • Disappointing. As a museum we expected a comprehensive account of the caves; who lived there, how they lived there, its history of different occupants life, what life was like at that time of... 
    Disappointing. As a museum we expected a comprehensive account of the caves; who lived there, how they lived there, its history of different occupants life, what life was like at that time of...  more »
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  • It's easy to walk to from Goreme. Just keep heading uphill. Get there around 9.30 and you'll have the place to yourself. It was fantastic being in them alone (excluding the security man). Even easier walking back. The place is awesome. Pay the extra entrance fee for the Dark church, it is breathtaking.
  • One can never go wrong with a historical site visit. Just being there showed me how far we've come as a human society in terms of infrastructure. I was amazed and loved walking through church after church. All in all, it was a great experience!

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