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El Nazar Kilise

Goreme Kasabasi | Nevsehir Merkez, Goreme, Turkey
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a bit far but wothseeing.

you can also try to go there by solar energypowered phaetons if you dont wanna walk too much under... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2014
Goreme, Turkey

This church is a little hard to get to--it's maybe a mile or so down the Zemi Valley trail, but the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2014
Matthew L
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Goreme Kasabasi | Nevsehir Merkez, Goreme, Turkey
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

you can also try to go there by solar energypowered phaetons if you dont wanna walk too much under sun.

Thank goremephaetons
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This church is a little hard to get to--it's maybe a mile or so down the Zemi Valley trail, but the signage is very clear. You won't get any closer to Byzantine frescoes than this. They're more faded than the ones in the Dark Church,...More

1  Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 7 July 2014

A long walk from the main road, and the valley countryside is much more interesting than the church. Not worth the 5 lira entrance fee for a five minute visit, any church in the open air museums or valleys offers just as much.

3  Thank Samrionce
Reviewed 3 July 2014

It was the most disappointing visit of our tour of turkey. We had to make a long walk and pay ticket just to see an empty room with a few pictures.

1  Thank Shahir Yar K
Reviewed 23 March 2014

We walked in to see this church which is a fair distance from the road only to find it shut and it appears as though it has been for awhile.

3  Thank Leeanne G
Reviewed 5 March 2014

when you go to there you can visit for different exprence about history. honestly dıdınt see before lıke thıs church..

Thank peyami ü
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Unfortunately for us, the church was locked and closed when we visited, but we really enjoyed the short hike out to see it. We were there late afternoon in December 2012 and weren't sure why it wasn't open. We were able to take some beautiful...More

Thank Shannon203
Reviewed 19 October 2013

A short walk off the road to the museum to find this church. Well-marked path. Frescos are well preserved and church has a different design. Unsure why there is a 5 TL charge, but the guy was there when we visited, unlike for some other...More

Thank Alyce H
Reviewed 16 October 2013

Not the best, but definitely worth going to. And there are guard dogs, how cute is that? Very. The paintings on the inside are a but lost, but it is really nice.

Thank BriMiner
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Very small church between Goreme and the Open Air Museum. Simple and lovely. Good condition. Walls still clear. There was a concierge with key who let us in and showed us round so not sure if he's there all the time, he also seemed to...More

Thank Averil N
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