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Part of the Göreme park ticket

Bought as part of the open museum ticket and just down the road the church is incredible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poopyscoop
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Brighton
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Truly stunning

So you need to pay 10 TL more to enter it, but it’s worth every penny to see the stunning preserved... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sara H
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought as part of the open museum ticket and just down the road the church is incredible. Beautifully painted throughout - it’s such an interesting place.

Thank Poopyscoop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So you need to pay 10 TL more to enter it, but it’s worth every penny to see the stunning preserved frescoes! For centuries it was used as a pigeon house and thus the pigeon poo coated the frescoes and preserved them! Don’t come all...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 10 September 2018

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
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