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Zelve Open Air Museum

Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey
+90 533 660 40 01
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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+90 533 660 40 01
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"cave dwellings"
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"fairy chimneys"
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"rock formations"
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"nice walk"
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"zelve valley"
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"underground city"
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"avanos"
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"shapes"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Entry is with ticket ( 40tl).Parking is 3tl...It is 15 mins drive from Goreme and quite isolated from other tourist attractions.. I went at around 10 am and not much tourist were there and it is less visited compared to Goreme Open Air. There is...More

Thank Abhishek G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit, it's quite enchanting to think about how people lived in caves etc. I would definitely recommend doing this with a guide though

Thank sublime123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Zelve valley is about 30mins from Urgup and about 10mins away from Avanos. There is a small entry fee person, 10tl per adult. The area contains countless cave dwellings and also contains a number of churches and also a monastery. The paths are well...More

Thank Usman M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Mostly cave churches. Gives a good overview, but no photos are allowed. We were there off season and it was still pretty crowded.

Thank RAFact0r
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

To be honest, sometimes when traveling across Europe, the churches begin to look alike to me. No chance of that here. You will never see anything else like these rock-cut churches. They are astounding, testimony to the faith of the citizenry here that would not...More

Thank jill f
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This open air museum is a one-stop shop for the ultimate Cappadocia experience. Be ready to take a nice hike and discover another world.

Thank CemilBasa
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

You know this, but there are two open air museums in the area. The main one (Goreme), and this one (Zelve). This place is very light on the crowds (we saw three small groups in two hours). The sights are so much more beautiful. Its...More

Thank Johon Z
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

It is one of the best sites in cappadocia to see different shapes of rock formations, fairy chimney hats!

Thank Atil U
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved Zelve and enjoyed it more than Goreme National Park. We were lucky enough to be one of the very few people there and were able go really enjoy the history behind it and the peacefulness it offered.

Thank sanamakhtar
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This is worth a lot of effort to get here. And if you do get here, this is a wonderful experience to see. A guide is very helpful; but just as helpful is to Google and read a little about the churches here, and even...More

Thank george60898
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