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Goreme Acikhava Muzesi

Muze Yolu, Goreme, Turkey
+90 384 213 42 60
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“dark church” (383 reviews)
“open air museum” (447 reviews)
“audio guide” (135 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Muze Yolu, Goreme, Turkey
+90 384 213 42 60
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great museum if you had a guide. You aren't allowed to take photos inside because of the frescos but outside you can get some good shots. The highlight of this place is the dark church - you have to pay an extra...More

Thank Hailsk2411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty much packed with tourists all day long, since it’s a mandatory stop for all tour groups. And it’s for a good reason. Few churches on site, some of them still have very impressive paintings inside (some require extra charge for a visit). Interesting history...More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restored wall paintings, ancient feeling. Passolini filmed 'medea' here. Small churches inside rock formations.

Thank Atil U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pretty place to visit but u need to be fit a minimum to walk and get ready for numerous stairs....

Thank Hriad
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

One of the unusual places in Goreme. I recommend to visit necessarily! Deep caves, holy places, an unusual story of the creation and life of people in these houses! it will be a very interesting attraction!

Thank Natalia A
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Since I am not of Christian, I did not understand the history as much but it was very beautiful. The fact that it was hot I was very dehydrated and tried to go into all the caves but I did not understand much. However, you've...More

Thank Adventurous_360
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Through the canyon, the early civilizations made a settlement and you can see many churches in rocks made by them. These churches are like from first period of christianity. Must visit !

1  Thank Mert U
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed it a lot every part of it it was magical If you like nature.activities where you can do trekking it is ideal

Thank Loubna O
Reviewed 24 August 2017

A unique building structure. It's like the settlement was really well-planned in the past. There were school, church, houses, etc.

Thank riski_wibowo
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A must see visit in anyone travelling in Cappadocia. This was the religious center of the christians living the early days of christianity. St Vasilios the Great was a bishop here and organized the whole place. It has many churched carved in the caves and...More

2  Thank Harry A
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Response from joelle1028 | Reviewed this property |
I may be late replying...sorry about that. It's easy to walk around Goreme...the landscape is just awesome. Don't forget the balloon ride over Goreme. it's a thrilling experience. Try Universal Balloons they're... More
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24 January 2016|
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Response from Adriana P | Reviewed this property |
no recuerdo precios ya que adquirimos un tour y estaba incluidas las entradas a los museos, pero por lo general no son demasiados altos los valores
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8 November 2015|
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Response from 600Janelle | Reviewed this property |
No, not in the centre of town but a pleasant walk of about 10 minutes. Wonderful place to walk around and worth paying a little extra to see the Dark Church. A very beautiful place and do not miss it