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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Merkez, Muze Cd., Goreme 50180, Turkey
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Fantastic place to visit! Great exercise to walk up and down to see the sights. Some of the religious frescos were very well-preserved.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. What a brilliant place. We were lucky enough to have a guide, a local from the area. He use to play in the area as a kid. The area was devalued a heritage site in 1986 only. When you look at the stunning rich...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You will not be disappointed by stopping here and taking in the views. It will give you a great overview on how folks managed back in the good old days...!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SonniG6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some interesting history here, best seen with a guide to explain the monasteries and more. Very picturesque. Lots to photograph.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carol123456789000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool place. We went for this place as part of red tour. It was raining snow that day. The guide was very informative about all the history and the conditions on every room/cave. Some stairs was a bit slippery during snow.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rilsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average place ..has a couple of old churches and nothing else...And that’s it...some cave sort formations that one can find easily all around capadoccia (so, nothing special for paying an additional ticket) n a couple of old churches...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Muhammad Asad I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the olden time when Roman Empire forced believers to be Pagan and forbidden Christinity, All believers were living here in Monastry life with churches with frescoes, male&female priests, cave kitchens, graves,.Dark Church has the best firescos because no light, no windows but Buckle Church...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fbabacan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Goreme Museum is an open air museum where you get an insight into how people lived in the volcanic landscape and those weird structures where man took refuge all thsoe years ago. It is a must visit if you are in Cappadocia.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ankeet_sinha
Reviewed January 26, 2019

It is wonderfull! The landscape is almost unreal, with that volcanic rocks sculpted by weather and carved by men in order to be a refuge in difficult times.Can be seen a lot of churches carved in rocks, well and in the same time miraculously preserved.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank valentinatobi
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

It costs 45TL to get into the open Air museum. It’s worth the price as the money goes to preserving that beautiful area. However, I was a bit shocked to find out you had to pay an extra 15TL per person to enter one of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 20, 2017|
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Response from travelingar0und2007 |
Walking is not terribly difficult you might want to consider a hiking stick just for added stability if you or a fellow traveler is not surefooted. A car is a plus and will make you much more flexible. Honestly sidewalks and... More
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Response from fernando m | Reviewed this property |
Na maioria dos lugares é gratuito. Há alguns lugares especiais que cobram pequena taxa. Mas nada se compara aos 200 US$ para andar de Balão. Os preços dos museus é... More
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Response from fernando m | Reviewed this property |
Dentro do vilarejo GOREME há as cavernas, casas, abrigos, capelas, onde homens primitivos moraram. Alguns até foram transformados em pequenos hotéis ou pousadas. Lá está a... More
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