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Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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Address: Urgup, Turkey
Phone Number: 903842713111
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So many Cave Dwellings!

Rented a car and drove a lot. There were cave dwellings in a wide-spread area. So fascinating! Never have seen anything like this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lynnwood, Washington

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rented a car and drove a lot. There were cave dwellings in a wide-spread area. So fascinating! Never have seen anything like this.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly a highlight on out trip around Turkey. Amazing rock formations in which the locals have lived for thousands of years. On our tour we visited one of the few remaining lived in cave homes.

Thank seekerof
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Urgup twice. But once in your life you must be there. The atmosfere is very nice and all these things you ave to see and be around them, its like you are beyond your life !!!

Thank Alexandros M
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful history of Christians carved into the rock - their dedication to the Rock fo their faith amidst persecution speaks volumes. Homes, hotels, hiding places, wonderful nooks and crannies for the delight of everyone is a surreal and fantastic trip.

Thank Irongate69
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cave dwellings leaves you wondering what made these monks and nuns endure such hardships but when you consider their dedication to the religion through the cave drawings and paintings you can't but bow in respect to their dedication

Thank Deepayan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful and typical of Cappadoccia. This region was a trendsetter in the Monastic way because of these cave dwellings. Can see 8th century paintings in the cave churches. Overall very nice place a very differentiated from sights I have seen before across the world. Separate fee for the Dark cave who we did not go to. Overall visit takes... More 

Thank Niren S
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The cave dwellings are really worth visiting and interesting sites. They are spread out all over Cappadocia and should not be missed.

Thank szaidi
Kewarra Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Our tour of Turkey included this tour. Ergun our tour guide who brings history to life explained in detail the living conditions these people survived and the fear they must have held while staying so far underground. Tunnels very low we were crouching most of the time not a lot of air so for people who have a fear of... More 

Thank Denise G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

The cave dwellings and the mushroom rocks left us open mouthed. Some of them have Churches too with very beautiful frescoes. We are not allowed to take photographs of the frescoes to preserve them and so I have shared a photograph of the information poster of these frescoes. There is an underground city too. You may also take a 6... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Supposedly these were carved around 2000 BC. significant agility is required to get through some passages and doors, needing "duck walking ". Fascinating history. There are wine rooms and seeing the huge circular stones that were rolled to block the passages from the enemies is amazing.

Thank Robert L

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