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Zelve Open Air Museum

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Address: Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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US$ 45.00*
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Goreme Open Air Museum and All Highlights of North Cappadocia
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US$ 90.00*
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Private Cappadocia Guided Tour
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US$ 45.00*
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Cappadocia Full Day Tour incl Goreme Open Air Museum

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Zelve open air museum, Capadocia

Helps understanding far history and people's life style centuries ago in the area. Amazingly, these structures were used until 1952. You will meet local says that their elder used... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2016
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Helps understanding far history and people's life style centuries ago in the area. Amazingly, these structures were used until 1952. You will meet local says that their elder used to live there which is not a fake story. Recent walkway improvement made trip very easy. We were there with our 4 year old, no complain at all. He was so... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Another great Museum of the region. One of the best place to see geological structure of Cappadokia.

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Londonuk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just by chance we experienced the new 3D mapping project at the open air museum. Very new technology that projects 3D imagines on to the rocks in the open air museum. It's more or less a sound and light experience of Turkeys history through the ages but with cutting edge technology. A great experience.

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Londrina, PR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The place is full of caves, carved by people to hide. They built a city in rocks, with churches, houses, kitchens, and all. Some of the paintings are still well preserved, and you can fell the history. I recommend to get a audio guide/ city tour guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited there with our children ages 5-16, and they all really enjoyed it. There is much more there to see than I had expected. It's a good walk, and lots of stairs. There was a very helpful guide that walked along with us and showing our kids which caves were safe to go in and which ones weren't. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. There is lots to see and explore here. We spend about 1.30hrs here. It is good value especially as it is included in the museum pass. The only minor down side is to get here it is a 25tl taxi drive from goreme (arrange for the driver to pick you up after) or you have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting this place was completely amazing. You could see how people lived many years ago in the mountains. Besides, you can see the chimneys formed by the wind and walk among them... These places are awesome and are something you won't see in any other place in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Incredible place, there is few open air places like this. Must go. The entrance is 10 liras, it is very cheap worth going.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

A once in a lifetime opportunity that should be discovered. The ancient churches and frescos are astonishing. Cave dwelling pagans and Christians have left a wonderfully preserved site for future generations to explore. The energy and the magnificent volcanic caves gives a feeling of awe. I will never forget the expierience I had at this open air museum. Breathtaking views... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was a definite must, to complete our itinerary of Capadoccia. Try to get there early, to avoid lines, and the heat. We were amazed by all the churches.

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