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Goreme Open-Air Museum

Muze Yolu | Goreme, Nevsehir, Goreme, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Goreme
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: One of the top attractions in the region, this outdoor museum contains the remains of many churches carved into the famous Cappadocia stone. Of note... more » Owner description: One of the top attractions in the region, this outdoor museum contains the remains of many churches carved into the famous Cappadocia stone. Of note are the many excellent frescoes that can be seen when exploring the various structures. « less
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a facinating open air museum. If you are going as an individual, try to get there early before the hoards of tourists arrive on coaches, otherwise there are long queues to go into the various buildings. The most popular sites are the Buckle Church, Apple Church, Church of St Barbara, Chapel of St Basil and the Dark Church.... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

History at its best. There are a number of chapels built within caves. It helps to have a guide, but one can make it on your on. The cave houses are spectacular. The nun and monk buildings are awe-inspiring. There is history here that is so well preserved.

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Amsterdam
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

There is much to see here and the best way to understand and appreciate the place is with a guide who can tell you so much about the history, what you are seeing and make it much more interesting. Lots of walking, so be advised to wear comfortable walking shoes. Wouldn't go to Cappadocia without visiting here.

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Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Putting on some walking shoes, dress in layers, trust me there are hills, not difficult, but you might get warm. Oh and make sure you have lots of memory on camera. The walk up is as wonderful to look at as the actually museum. This was my favorite. And I personally liked the light church better (the one on your... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

There is more to see here than we believed. The churches are fantastic, as are the inner frescos and mosiacs. The history explained by the guide is eye opening. Make this a must-see stop when you travel here.

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beograd,srbija
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

visit every church, dont miss the dark one,which you must pay extra 8 tl. sometimes it can bee a lot of people,but sit somewhere and wait.dont enter with a very loud group,you will not be able to feel and see anything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Completely natural, historic beauty. Situated in one of the best place of Goreme. If you are visiting Cappadocia you should not miss this place!

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This open air museum of cave dwellings and churches provides an interesting peek into the historic beginnings of settlement in this region.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place is gorgeous! It's name is misleading, because it makes you think of a stuffy room with display cases. Instead there are marvelous caves & ancient monastaries.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Like so many places to visit in this region it looks like it was built and inhabited by fairies. Its an interesting cave dwelling village with a green area in the middle, there are caves of worship, caves for cooking and eating and caves for general living. The whole cave-dwelling and underground-living thing was spread out over a massive area... More

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