Goreme Open Air Museum – Unique Places Around the World; Aliasgar Abuwala; WorldAtlas

Turkey – Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia

The Goreme Open Air Museum is an interesting site popular with tourists located in Turkey.

5. Description

The Goreme Open Air museum is part of a vast and unique landscape that consists of mountain ridges, valleys and pinnacles called ‘fairy chimneys’. The topography is made up of a kind of soft rock called ‘tufa’, which can be easily broken through and carved out to make dwellings. The Goreme Air Museum itself is a huge complex of rock-cut monasteries that were operative between the 9th and 12th centuries. The churches and monasteries are decorated with frescoes that represent rare Byzantine art of the post-iconoclastic period. Despite having been created more than a thousand years ago, the colors of the frescoes have retained their original freshness.

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