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“be blown away” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zelve Open Air Museum

Zelve Open Air Museum
Urgup, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 9 Attractions in Urgup
Type: Historic Walking Areas, History Museums, Caverns/ Caves, National Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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“be blown away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

An incredible experience. We were amazed at the frescoes - so many centuries old but still there. The caves are impressive. The history amazing.

Visited September 2013
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“Incredible!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I did all the tours in the area and this was one of my favorite stops - you can not miss this if you are in Cappadocia. This is like no place on earth and the history that goes with this area is fascinating.

Visited September 2013
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“A TRUE PICTURE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We nearly didn't go as we thought it would be the same as other Open Air Museums but this was different. Rougher, less man managed, it gave a community feel with village centre/square and dwellings around. So shut off and peaceful. For me the best.

Visited September 2013
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“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Much preferred it to Göreme open air museum, which we did as part of a tour and was too crowded for true enjoyment. An employee of our hotel in Ürgüp took us to Zelve and at our request came back 2 h later so we had plenty of time to explore all three valleys, loved it. Hardly anybody there... Tunnel and a few areas are now closed because of safety but there's still plenty to see.

Visited September 2013
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“Lots of steps”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

You truly feel as if you are in another world. This is an entire village that housed people from the early days and they were moved within the last century. The Christians that lived there were all moved to Greece but their presence is strongly felt.

Visited June 2013
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