Goreme Open-Air Museum, Goreme

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Must see · 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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  • It's interesting to see what humans were able to do in stone. 75 tl to visit the place. 25 tl more for the dark church. You can also get an audio guide or guided tour for something like 20 tl...  more »
  • Cappadocia is a fantasyland. The town of Göreme is quaint and beautiful. The caves are all open to explore. Spend at least 3 days to truly enjoy this place. Reasonable prices for attractions and food  more »
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  • 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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