Goreme Open Air Museum Entrance

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Goreme Open Air Museum Entrance

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The Center of Cappadocia

The Goreme Open-Air Museum resembles a massive monastic complex made up of numerous refectory monasteries situated next to one another, each with its own beautiful cathedral. Given that it is located in the geographic center of Cappadocia and is easily accessible from all directions, it is without a doubt the first sight that any visitor to the area should see.

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This UNESCO World Heritage site must be visited as part of any trip to Cappadocia. This magnificent collection of monastic Byzantine artwork with its rock-cut churches, chapels, and monasteries lies 1 km uphill from Göreme's center and was originally believed to be a Byzantine monastic settlement that housed about 20 monks before becoming a pilgrimage place in the 17th century. 

Between the fourth and thirteenth centuries AD, Göreme had a vibrant monastic life. Almost every rock block contains a church, a chapel, a cafeteria, and seating places. This educational approach was introduced at the location that is now the Göreme Open Air Museum. Two different painting methods were used on the churches. The first is the fresco-secco technique, while the second is painting directly on the rock surface. The Bible and the life of Jesus Christ are used as the primary sources for the sermon topics. The Girls and Boys Monastery, St. Basil's Church, Elmal Church, Saint Barbara Church, Serpent Church, Malta Crusader Church, Dark Church, Saint Catherine Church, Carikli Church, and Tokali Church are all located within the Göreme Open Air Museum. Visitors were allowed to visit the archaeological site since 1963.

Hours & Meeting

Open every day

Opening time: 08:00

Closing time: 17:00

How To Get There?

Gaferli Mah. Müze Cad. Göreme Açıkhava Müzesi Bilet Gişesi Göreme/NEVŞEHİR

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All About Goreme Open Air Museum Entrance

There were ascetic monks who had accepted solitude and isolation in the Cappadocia region in the second century AD, particularly in the Göreme area. They were a significant social group and were independent of monasteries and churches. The presence of clerics with strong personalities contributed to Cappadocia's status as the center of religious thought and life in the third century.

The area gained notoriety as the three renowned clergymen's hometown in the following century. They were Gregorios of Nazianus, Gregorios of Nyssagia, and Basileios, the Bishop of Kaisareia. In order to devote himself to the monastic life, Basileios, also known as the "Great," went back to his homeland of Kaisareia, the administrative center of the Cappadocia province. He was successful in popularizing communal monastery life as well.

A Museum to Shed Light into the Early Christianity

Between the fourth and thirteenth centuries AD, Göreme had a vibrant monastic life. Almost every rock block contains a church, a chapel, a cafeteria, and seating places. This educational approach was introduced at the location that is now the Göreme Open Air Museum. Two different painting methods were used on the churches. The first is the fresco-secco (tempera) technique, while the second is painting directly on the rock surface. The Bible and the life of Jesus Christ are used as the primary sources for the sermon topics. The Girls and Boys Monastery, St. Basil's Church, Elmali Church, Saint Barbara Church, Serpent Church, Malta Crusader Church, Dark Church, Saint Catherine Church, Carikli Church, and Tokali Church are all located within the Göreme Open Air Museum. The historical site was opened to visitors in 1967.

The site's highlight – the Dark Church – has an additional entrance fee. But with Cappadocia Travel Pass® it is FREE to visit. 

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Goreme Open Air Museum Entrance Frequently Asked Questions

What is inside Goreme Open-Air Museum?

This outdoor museum, one of the most popular destinations in the area, houses the remnants of numerous churches that have been carved into stone. The numerous frescoes that may be observed while traversing the several structures deserve special mention.

How long for Goreme Open-Air Museum?

One of the first UNESCO sites in Turkey, the Goreme Open-Air Museum, can be thoroughly explored in under two hours without doing a lot of walking, which is perfect especially if you visit Cappadocia in summer.

Is Goreme Open Air Museum woth visiting?

Yes, it is the heart of the Cappadocia and it is a must-see. Actually Goreme Open Air Museum is generally the first stop of a Cappadocia trip.

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