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Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was strongly suggested that we go to the Open Air Museum, so we decided to make this a priority while in Cappadocia. We decided to walk there, which I suggest doing, as it's not too far and . you can stop at some great...More

Thank travis b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to visit a museum visit this one. Take a guide at the entrance for 10€ and you will have a good time. Remarkable number of churches ⛪ and stories about monks and Christians in this Muslim country. Mighty interesting to learn how...More

Thank Gregor-NL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On walking distance from city centre only if u r in mood of hiking. Good for history lovers specially who r interested in Christian history. So many natural landscapes photo ops and church with rich history.

Thank Hassan G
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We stopped here by chance and are so glad we did. The open air museum was not as well kept as the one in Goreme, but this one was much more extensive and accessible, not to mention much less crowded. We spent several hours here...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Before visiting, I had no idea this place was full of churches belonging to different families. I loved the experience of walking into each cave church and seeing the uniqueness that indicated wealth, etc. Very physical activity but most enjoyable!

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I cant describe this place, must see. It is a really big area, not crowded, a lot of space. Tip: Bring a lot of water and good shoes, you will be wanting to take the full tour.

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Visitors get to see how the early christians lived, the chiuches they had, & how they modified the caves to be dwelling places. It is interesting to see the various rooms and their functions and how people in the past lived. A wonderful history lesson...More

Thank Ginny G
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I found peace and had a nice walk in this place. There were less tourists. It was like a relaxing park for me. The paths are easy to walk/climb. You can use Museum Pass Cappadocia to enter this museum:)

1  Thank Kanokkan N
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Got to visit this amazing museum in Cappadocia, Turkey. There's dozens of caves including several very important byzantine churches with incredible religious art preserved or restored inside. It's a UNESCO site. Early Christian monks lived here. It has some of the earliest Christian churches in...More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Fantastic rock cut churches and monasteries designed with well preserved frescoes. Brings you back into the old Christian era

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