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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was such an incredible place to visit in Cappadocia. The formations of the cave dwellings was spectecular. I spent a long time exploring and was in total awe of the generations that lived here. Theres also come cafeterias there... recommend to try Gozleme... The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nafoorah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This open air museum is a gem and well worth a visit. It is much quieter than the one in Goreme and all the better for that. No stand out attractions just a really interesting place.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Spend 2.5 hours there, it’s a loop circuit so it’s good to leave in the end, that way you can walk back to the car easily. There are 3 valleys all worth seeing. Entrance is 15 TL

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DonCesar
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

We visited this place and liked it more than Göreme museum. It is same but no chimneys. Peaceful and not crowded. Take your time and enjoy caves .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank manjula72
Reviewed 21 November 2018

This is a great outdoor museum. It shows how people used to live in cave cities. You can see how each cave room is used as bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, religious worship, etc. Be prepared for sunblock, as it can get hot and sunny during the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gillurien
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Get a guide, do your research - do more than just take pictures here. It is amazing to see and learn about these churches and see what’s left of the paintings inside. From the “sleeping slumbers” to the dovehouses ... this place is worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diseree D
Reviewed 15 October 2018

A lovely museum which is well organised. It's about a 20 minute walk from Goreme centre. It cost 30tl for entry and an extra 10tl to see the Dark Church, which I recommend seeing if you can. Overall, lovely museum to see :)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SophieS3320
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This open air museum is about 1 km from the fairy chimneys at Pasabagi and is walkable if you need to, otherwise parking fees are charged . The entrance fee was 15 lire - October 2018 ( about 2) . The site is set around...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrieEngland
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Fascinating place - only deserted in the 1950s you can really see how this was a village. With churches, a mosque and houses and stables it’s super interesting. The views across the museum are beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Poopyscoop
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A nice educational experience to view different types of cave churches and the panoramic view of the chimneys, caves and valleys, is very great experience alltogether

Date of experience: September 2018
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