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Address: Muze Yolu, Goreme, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 444 6 893
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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One of the top attractions in the region, this outdoor museum contains the...

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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Start of a great day

We started our day here and it was a great start. Interesting and fun to explore. The frescoes were very interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New Hartford, New York
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New Hartford, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We started our day here and it was a great start. Interesting and fun to explore. The frescoes were very interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I put this on my list of things to do as it was highly recommended in some of the guides I read. It's basically a small area of caves that they've enclosed off and you wander around it in a circular manner popping in and out of each one. A couple of the church caves have some beautiful, colourful frescoes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another historic evidence which proofs , religious is the of one main reasons of wars between human beings . You need to visit this place to understand

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istanbul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well preserved museum a must to see in kapadokya you can buy museum card and you can visit for free also other museums in kapadokya worth to pay

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a guided tour with Istanbul based student organization. The trip was great. I highly recommend this place. Just have muze card as its a must to visit all mueseum of region otherwise you will pay more. The site amazing and shows the early history of christianity. It has some unique features in some of churches (keeping secret) .... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in awe staring at the cave churches ceiling and the well detailed paintings. This is a must visit if you are in Cappadocia

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very big open air museum which had been restored. Unfortunately locals damaged fresks and wall paintings in past times and you cant see anything which was not damaged. Its a shame.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited end of February, still some snow around but great clear blue skies and crisp weather. Many caves to explore at different levels, housing early churches with frescos on walls, and dwellings. There are information panels at the entrance of the important cave churches It wasn't too busy, so an ideal season to visit. You need about three hours... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much learn how human lived and survived few thousands years ago. Never knew that cross Christ was crucified at was kept safe in that area till monks made the decision to pass it on to King Constantine. Great place to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see destination that fit well into the start of our cappadocia itinerary. The art and architecture of the caves as well as the quirky landscape of the fairy chimneys combined to create a magical atmosphere

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