Goreme Open-Air Museum, Goreme

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Step into the ancient dwellings and sanctuaries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, a World Heritage Site carved into Cappadocia stone and featuring historic Byzantine wall paintings. This outdoor museum consists of the remains of rock-cut churches, most of which date from the 10th, 11th, and 12th centuries. The site also has remnants of underground towns from the 4th century. Go on a walking tour of the valley's intriguing landscape to discover this stunning natural and man-made complex. Plaques along the way give you adequate information for exploring the area on your own. Don't forget to wear sensible shoes. A visit to Goreme Open-Air Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Goreme travel planner to plot your vacation.
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  • One of a must if you travel to Cappadocia. 1. Series of tower shaped buildings which was constructed during the Byzantine era. 2. Magnificent from the outside and inside. 3. Some of the drawings...  more »
  • One of the few places where you can get a first hand experience of what the settlements looked like from the inside, and how they would have lived their life. Some of the chapels within with the...  more »
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  • One of a must if you travel to Cappadocia. 1. Series of tower shaped buildings which was constructed during the Byzantine era. 2. Magnificent from the outside and inside. 3. Some of the drawings and paintings are damaged and not well preserved. 4. If you are aiming for well preserved drawings, go for dark museum definitely. Although you need to pay extra, I consider it as the main best highlight of the museum.
  • We were the lucky ones to be first here in the morning. Its was quiet, beautiful and takes you back in time. Its a must visit place. There are caves which are huge huge and will leave you thinking how those people used to manage living here. There are old winery, churches, and few other things which are still there and can be seen. Get ready to walk, hike for 3-4 kms (sports shoes on)
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