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the best church in goreme area.

this multi level rock church is the main reason to visit goreme open air museum. you are charged an... read more

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Haifa, Israel
A must see in the Open Air Museum

The additional charge of 10 Turkish Lira is a steal to see the wall paintings inside this church... read more

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Reviewed today

this multi level rock church is the main reason to visit goreme open air museum. you are charged an extra 10 tl to enter but you leave behind the selfie crazed masses and the frescoes are just amazing esoecially compared to their horrendous condition in...More

Thank wonderingcorse
Reviewed 1 week ago

The additional charge of 10 Turkish Lira is a steal to see the wall paintings inside this church carved inside a cave. The wall paintings are well preserved except for some vandalism on the lower part. But the attempt to cross out the faces of...More

Thank dominique_tabora
Reviewed 2 June 2018

You need to pay 2 GBP as an extra ticket into the Goreme open air museum, but it worths every penny. In this church you can see the best preserved paintings of the very first Christians

Thank LJST76
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Karanlik kilise is the best point in Goreme acik hava muzesi as in my opinion it is different from other churches inside museum

Thank GintaP6
Reviewed 19 May 2018

If you're interested in churches, this church is well preserved, with impressive colours. It is an extra, but doesn't cost much. Photos are not allowed.

Thank CXuor
Reviewed 2 May 2018

This place is located in the Göreme Open Air Museum and fantastic place thanks to wall paintings inside. Each one has got a different story but the thing is how they lived here and how they painted walls like this.. Must see place but dont...More

1  Thank sozbayrak
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Very beautiful church. Most beautiful amoung all churches I have seen in Cappadocia. Frescoes are readable and bright. Must visited.

Thank Leyla T
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This now disused church is perhaps the best of all in Goreme. You pay an extra 10 turkish lira as entry fee but it is worth it. The frescoes are very well preserved, apparently because not much natural light enters the interior. So, if the...More

2  Thank Madhu N
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you’re in Goreme's Open Air Museum, pay the extra 10 lira to enter the Dark Church, it’s so worth it. Richly decorated and well preserved frescoes serve as a rare example of 11th Century Byzantine Art. Almost all the icons in this chapel are...More

2  Thank BmoreStyle
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice orthodox church. It has most of its fresco well preserved because it isbon the top of the hill and little sunlight can pass through the small window. It s a definetely visit if you are at goreme open air musem. But when you...More

1  Thank Harry A
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