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Zelve Open Air Museum

Zelve Yolu, Nevsehir, Turkey
+90 384 213 42 60
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found peace and had a nice walk in this place. There were less tourists. It was like a relaxing park for me. The paths are easy to walk/climb. You can use Museum Pass Cappadocia to enter this museum:)

Thank Kanokkan N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Got to visit this amazing museum in Cappadocia, Turkey. There's dozens of caves including several very important byzantine churches with incredible religious art preserved or restored inside. It's a UNESCO site. Early Christian monks lived here. It has some of the earliest Christian churches in...More

Thank ClintPage
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic rock cut churches and monasteries designed with well preserved frescoes. Brings you back into the old Christian era

Thank SolomonJacob
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entry is with ticket ( 40tl).Parking is 3tl...It is 15 mins drive from Goreme and quite isolated from other tourist attractions.. I went at around 10 am and not much tourist were there and it is less visited compared to Goreme Open Air. There is...More

Thank Abhishek G
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit, it's quite enchanting to think about how people lived in caves etc. I would definitely recommend doing this with a guide though

Thank sublime123
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The Zelve valley is about 30mins from Urgup and about 10mins away from Avanos. There is a small entry fee person, 10tl per adult. The area contains countless cave dwellings and also contains a number of churches and also a monastery. The paths are well...More

Thank Usman M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Mostly cave churches. Gives a good overview, but no photos are allowed. We were there off season and it was still pretty crowded.

Thank RAFact0r
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

To be honest, sometimes when traveling across Europe, the churches begin to look alike to me. No chance of that here. You will never see anything else like these rock-cut churches. They are astounding, testimony to the faith of the citizenry here that would not...More

Thank jill f
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This open air museum is a one-stop shop for the ultimate Cappadocia experience. Be ready to take a nice hike and discover another world.

Thank CemilBasa
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

You know this, but there are two open air museums in the area. The main one (Goreme), and this one (Zelve). This place is very light on the crowds (we saw three small groups in two hours). The sights are so much more beautiful. Its...More

Thank Johon Z
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