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At one time up to 20,000 people lived in this underground city carved 18 storeys deep into the Cappadocia earth. Today, 8 floors of rooms, tunnels and passageways are open for public viewing.
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Derinkuyu, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The underground city was so interesting and slightly strenuous as you had to climb through the narrow pathways up and down the underground city. Fascinating to see how people lived in ancient times, communicating with each other via old school methods.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bryanisalsotan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visit it as a part of Green tour With a great guide which is recommended for this kind of tour, i woud not recomend to do this tour alone to anyone. Nice experience..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 260keirak
Reviewed 6 days ago

Narrow tangled tunnels, strange sleeping rooms, school, church, stables, all you need for normal life, but all underground. For me it was an extraordinary experience!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Iulia K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These tunnels are pretty impressive - they show how people prepared themselves for potential invasions and how they thought about every detail - they had place for their animals, kitchens, living rooms, everything! They were fully prepared for attacks by enemies. When I got there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Martina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were brought here as part of the green tour. You will be amazed at how the people from the 10th century stayed in these tiny underground cave. If you are highly claustrophobic, limited mobility or traveling with small children, I wouldn't recommend this visit....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AakilaAyman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is entertaining and claustrophobic, many levels and hidden paths with rooms, good for and hour visit. It’s a self guided visit, but there are guides in the entrance if you are interested in getting an explanation on what you are seeing, in this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The underground city was very interesting, so much history to absorb. The way it was built and the design itself is quite remarkable. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the underground city.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 926anus
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

These are the caves where 25000 people used to live for protection from enemies.these are caves where you descend from one room to another and you hardly know that you are descending floors, except in one or two areas. Light and air is good you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank manjula72
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

One of the best thing you should do in cappadocia, it’s a very interesting experience to discover how people here used to live underground, honestly, there is nothing here left in the underground caves, no painting, crafting or even any furniture, still walking down to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ChrisTung712
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This was the biggest surpise of our trip to Cappadocia. Going through all the tunnels leading to the various levels of ancient civilisation and learning unique things about the civilisation will make this trip a great experience. Please note this is not recommended for those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 25, 2015|
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Response from Polymers | Reviewed this property |
In fact the problem deals with the size of the body. In some cases the path is so narrow that it was extremely difficult for me to fit, being 1,93 m tall and weighing 120 kg. Of course there are many steps to climb... More
March 25, 2015|
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Response from DRodriguezOlivari | Reviewed this property |
i bought from the goreme open air museum - excellent value for money. The Museum Pass allows you to visit the so called “7 Wonders of Cappadocia”. The price of the card is 45 TL (15 Euros) and is valid for three consecutive... More
February 17, 2015|
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Response from Gunshy36 | Reviewed this property |
I posted an answer, but it depends on whether you are free-wheeling, on a personal tour, or a "package tour." We utilized a last-minute tour set up thru our hotel, and it could not have been better! Admission and guide's... More