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El Nazar Kilise

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Address: Goreme Kasabasi | Nevsehir Merkez, Goreme, Turkey

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SHOULD BE SEE

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

Reviewed 6 March 2014
peyami ü
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Ankara, Turkey
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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, but you can have them to yourself and you can take pictures (don't use a... More 

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1 Thank Matthew L
Asheville, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

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3 Thank Samrionce
Islamabad, Pakistan
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215 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Shahir Yar K
Halkidiki Region, Greece
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363 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
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.

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3 Thank Leeanne G
Ankara, Turkey
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

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

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Thank peyami ü
Huntington, Indiana
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70 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 exterior photographs and the surrounding landscape is fabulous. We also met a precious dog that... More 

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Thank Shannon203
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 churches that are locked.

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Thank Alyce H
Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank BriMiner
Exeter, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
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 be a tour guide.

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Thank Averil N
Rakiura, Stewart Island
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69 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

This is the Church of the Evil Eye and it is a quiet, infrequently visited site only 10 minutes walk from the main road to the museum from Goreme. Simply follow the signs. We appreciated the opportunity to have an unhindered look around at a place under restoration, and even though the frescoes are not up to the standard of... More 

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