Goreme Open Air Museum

Goreme Open Air Museum: Discovering The Mysteries

Goreme Open Air Museum is one of the largest open air museums of the world, that is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. In amazing ancient city, there are numerous houses, churches, monasteries, graves and schools were built by carving the rocks thousands of years ago. You will be amazed by the ornations and paintings on the walls and ceilings of these constructions that are protected through the ages. Many religious scenes that holds importance for Christianity are depicted in the paintings that survived until present day. With the assistance of the professional guides, you will learn a lot of interesting stories in Goreme Open Air museum.

After this brief introduction, we can mention our recommended places to see in Goreme Open Air Museum. St. Basil’s Church, a famous church covered with magical colors and ornations, was built to honor the bishop St Basil, an important figure for Christianity who was born in Kayseri. This church may be the highlight of your trip. Apple Church is another great construction with perfect decorations along with the Snake Church where you can enjoy many interesting figures and paintings in detail. In Buckle Church and Sandals Church, you will see painting and depictions of the scenes from life life f Jesus and you will understand why we recommend you to see these places so much.

Goreme open air museum Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.

Top attractions in Goreme Open Air Museum


Lying within the boundaries of middle Anatolian cities like Nevsehir, Kayseri and Aksaray; Cappadocia is one of the main touristic areas of Turkey containing the most extraordinary sightseeings such as Uchisar, Urgup, Goreme, Avanos and Zelve.


Goreme, home of the magnificent fairy chimneys, is one of the main touristic spots of Nevsehir and one of the first places that witnessed the spread of Christianity.
Magnificent dawn with hot air balloons. Cappadocia, Goreme, Turkey - January 29, 2019.


When it comes to Urgup, first scene comes to mind is the rise of a beautiful full moon between two fairy chimneys standing side by side; but looking opposite directions as two lovers who are angry with each other.


Did you know that Avanos is the heart of pottery production in Cappadocia, following the footsteps of Hittite culture? Being a home for fairy chimneys that are some of the most eccentric natural formations of Turkey, of the world really is more than enough.


Uchisar hosts the Uchisar Castle that is the perfect spot for the visitors who would like to enjoy the Cappadocia’s amazing panoramic view that is beyond comparison from the top.

Uchisar Castle

Uchisar Castle is the perfect spot for the visitors who would like to enjoy the Cappadocia’s amazing panoramic view that is beyond comparison from the top. It consists of two majestic rocks with many houses graves, vaults and sanctuaries carved on them with great efforts.

Kaymakli Underground City

Kaymakli is an important underground city of Cappadocia that is built for defence and protection purposes. Today 4 layers of the city is open to visitors. It is consisting of the rooms, worshipping areas, vaults, graves and barns that interconnected via ladders, passages and narrow holes.

Derinkuyu Underground City

Derinkuyu Underground City was first built for the hiding and protection needs of first Christians that settled in the area and today it is one of the biggest underground cities of Cappadocia.


Nevsehir, originally named as Nissa by the ancient civilizations Hittites, has been one of the most important tourism and agriculture centers of its region. It is a very well-known travel destination not only for Turkey; but for the whole world.

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