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Zelve Open Air Museum

Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful landscapes with caves and ancient churches. Highlights of the place are Column Church (Direkli Church) and 30 meters tunnel. 30 metres tunnel is open until 4pm. Delve Open Air Museum - entrance costs 10 TL, parking 3TL, ice cream 4TL. Hiking is comfortable, suitable...More

Thank Vlad S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Initially we were on our way to Devrent Valley to see the rock formation shapes and stopped to just to see what there was. It is beautiful, there is a lovely paved walkway around and it clearly tells you how far each of the walks...More

Thank SueKyrenia T
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Consists of 3 phases and it is so big that we couldn't see all of it as we arrived late. A complete big city in which people lived hundreds of years ago. The houses in the caves, public areas, dining rooms, the churches are splendid....More

Thank Sebat J
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We visited there last year in August and it was very warm. It was so enjoyable, but kids got tired from the heat. Last week, end of May, we went and the weather was perfect. The area was so green and beautiful. We explored, even...More

Thank Stacwith8
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

It is huge and much more beautiful and fascinating than Göreme open air museum. It has 3 valleys. Easier to walk around not that crazy crowded. The nature and the touch of different cultures created a unique beauty.

Thank Seyda K
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is such a beautiful spot after the hustle and bustle of Goreme open air museum, but the churches themselves are disappointing. Erosion and catastrophic collapse have affected all of the churches, and in several places I did not feel safe. The Deer Churchhas been...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We came at the end of the day, when the museum was almost completely empty and the already rocks started to glow in the light of the setting sun. Definitely worth a visit - i was more impressed by the rock formations here than by...More

1  Thank SanjaAbroad
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It takes around an hour to walk around the valley. It is very silent and peaceful. Compared to Göreme there aren't any well protected churches. Also, most of the rooms are forbidden to enter. Anyway, it is a great place to walk around the fairy...More

Thank Cuci_12
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The open air museum is the natural rock cuts in the mountains some of which resemble like characters of history, such as 3 wise men, Napollean's hat, etc. Not a must to visit but if you have time then you can spend about under 30...More

1  Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed 2 April 2017

As this museum is further out of town it does not get the same tourist treatment/attention as its more famous cousin. Compared to Goreme this museum is more spread out and requires more stairs. However it also gives you an idea of how life was...More

Thank jsgiguere
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