Göreme Open Air Museum is 14 km (9 mile) far to Nevsehir centurum. Located in the Göreme Historical National Park, the museum consists of churches and monasteries of various sizes made with the carved soft volcanic rocks. It is also possible to see the byzantine church architecture and religious architecture in this area.

Houses of worship were constructed on valley and stream beds where they would not be noticed easily. Having been carved in the rocks, these houses of worship are like small seclusion rooms. Once the adoption of Christianity became a free choice, religious structures located in Göreme and its vicinity became significant examples of the byzantine church architecture instead of hidden seclusion rooms.

This museum which was opened to visit as “Outdoor Museum” in 1950 is the biggest outdoor museum of our country and in the 3rd place among the most visited museums.

Churches which can be visited in the museum are Apple Church, Dark Church, Buckle Church, Snake Church (Saint Onup/Irius Church), St. Basil Chapel, St. Barbara Chapel and St. Catherine Chapel, etc.

Open daily between 08:00-17:00.

Müze Yolu, Göreme / Nevşehir
Tel: +90 384 271 2167
Admission: 15 TL

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