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.
Tours to Goreme Open-Air Museum
All in One 10-Hour Private and Guided Day Tour in Cappadocia BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $126
Duration: 6 to 9 hours
Small Group: Cappadocia Red Full-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 8 hours
Goreme Open-Air Museum reviews
Surprising interesting visit. The caves chiseled into the rock faces make you wonder about the tenacity and ingenuity of the human kind. A must visit in Cappadocia. more »
A large open air museum in which there are paved walkways between many rock churches. Some not open, some with little in them, others with very good imagery and carved rooms and sleeping quarters... more »
Great place to visit to understand how some early Christians lived here. Many chapels with drawings. Unfortunately, vandals got to them before the authorities implemented controls. Many still well preserved. If you can read Latin, and any close relative of the language, you can probably make out the ideas behind the drawings.
Fantastic open air museum that holds so much history. A must to any visitor to Cappadocia. Fascinating.
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