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Goreme Open-Air Museum, Goreme

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History Museum · Historic Site
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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  • After paying 100 TL per person you will discover that all churches have big printed NO PHOTOS / NO VIDEO signs. Should this have been announced at the ticket office, we wouldn't have bothered. There.....  more »
  • Expensive entrance fee parts were closed, then extra charge to the main attraction. Better places to visit of the beaten track with none or very little charge.  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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