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Goreme Acikhava Muzesi
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Ranked #3 of 50 things to do in Goreme
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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 are the many excellent frescoes that can be seen when exploring the various structures.
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“Impressive”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Quite a few Christian churches to see here. The decorations are still discernible in many; some more than others. We also visited the Tokali church, a little way down the hill (10th -11th century). It does get crowded, even in low season, so patience is required if you’re going to get the most from the experience.
There’s a welcome cafe, within the main area of churches. Some of them are chargeable to enter & we didn’t mind paying to see these incredible places. We went inside the Dark Church. St. Catherine’s & Sandals Church.
No photos allowed inside the churches but it’s the sort of place that will stay forever in your mind.

Visited November 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A must-do”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

A must-do as it's so interesting. Make sure you visit the churches to see the amazing frescos. Great historical interest & fascinating to learn about how people lived. Some great photo opportunities.

Visited October 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“fascinating”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Here you have an easy opportunity to explore the cave churches of the early Christians. To tour everything one must climb hills, but your efforts will be rewarded. The inside of some of these caves are beautiful.

Visited October 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
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“Astounding wall paintings/friezes in cave churches”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

The site was very crowded with tour buses by 11 a.m. Despite guide books reporting that your ticket is good for all day, this has changed to single entry only. Go early or later in the day to avoid peak crowd times. You cannot take pictures of the paintings and there are security personnel at most of them to remind you of this.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“well worth a visit”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Amazing experience and spend the extra to see the Dark Churhc, during summer and on holidays time it will become very busy

Visited October 2013
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