Goreme town, which is visited by tourists coming to Nevsehir, fascinates tourists with its culture and natural and ancient places to visit. Goreme, which is different from other ancient settlements, is a holiday paradise for local and foreign tourists with its ancient city and its valley offering magnificent views to nature lovers. We have listed the places you can visit in Goreme.
Lovers Valley in Goreme
Lovers Valley in Goreme (Aşıklar Vadisi). Also known as the Baglidere Valley, fascinates those who see it with its magnificent view. You can visit the valley with your spouse or family. You can witness the wonderful nature and the magnificent harmony of fairy chimneys. The valley was named Lovers Valley because of a legend. The valley, which is approximately 4900 meters long, is very popular with its fairy chimneys of different sizes and colors.
There is a beautiful place in the valley. Its name is lovers cafe. Generally lovers or spouses visit this place.. The view of the valley from here is very beautiful. You can relax in the cafe and enjoy the view. If you want to take photos for Cappadocia souvenir, this is one of the best places.
Goreme Open Air Museum
Goreme Open Air Museum (Göreme Açık Hava Müzesi). The settlement areas of Urgup, Goreme, Cavusin, Avcilar, Uchisar and Zelve are located within the national park area.The park area, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985, has the characteristics of the land formed as a result of volcanic movements. Cappadocia, which was formed by the erosion of tuffy rocks by external factors such as wind and rain water, fascinates those who see it.
Fairy chimneys can be easily eroded and carved due to the way they are formed. In the past, people living here used this feature of fairy chimneys and carved them easily by giving shapes like churches and houses.
In the national park, there are more than one important structure such as monk cells, churches, chapels, Derinkuyu underground city and Kaymakli Underground City, which were made by carving fairy chimneys.Millions of tourists come to Goreme open air museum every year because these structures have an interesting architecture.
Elmali Church (Elmalı Kilise). The church, which is thought to have been built in the middle of the 11th century or the beginning of the 12th century, has a remarkable architectural structure. The church, which was built with three apses, was built with nine domes and four columns in accordance with the closed cross plan.
Unlike other churches, the entrance door of the church is a tunnel extending from the north. Elmalı Church, which attracts attention with its interesting architecture and scenes engraved on the walls, attracts the attention of many tourists.
Al Nazar Church
Al Nazar Church (El Nazar Kilisesi). The church, located in the Al Nazar Valley and the exact year of construction is unknown, was built by carving a rock in a T-plan. The church, whose parts such as the apse and the ground were destroyed, underwent a major repair and made it open to the visits of local and foreign tourists. The church, on the walls of which scenes related to the childhood and youth of the Prophet Jesus are depicted, attracts a lot of attention.
The church is open to visitors between 08:00 and 17:00, seven days a week.