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Turkey Visit to the Göreme museum

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Göreme arrived in the early morning after a long night of direct coach from Istanbul. It was soon and few people moved through its streets. We headed towards the hostel that had been recommended to us - The Flinstones - where a beautiful room carved in stone with an authentic luxury pool awaited us. Breakfast, night and pool for just 8 euros. Spectacular.

In the same hostel we met some Australians and some English and after hitting a good swim in the pool we went to visit the Göreme museum.

The Görem Açik Hava museum is a couple of kilometers from the town. You can go hitchhiking or just walking. It is an open-air museum where you can see the churches with their frescoes that were built inside the stone between the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

There were a total of 365 churches carved in stone, one for each day of the year. Architectural perfection with such primitive means is stunning. It is a pity that inside some church the kids of the town have left to leave their graffiti and graffiti.

It is worth walking through this place where the Christian communities of Cappadocia once lived. One climbs stairs, goes through caves, then gets into another and admires some of the spectacular frescoes that are still preserved. They are from the Byzantine era and tell stories of saints and biblical scenes. Many of them are in very good condition. These are internal rooms and oratory places that the first Christians built during the time. It is a real maze.

In turn, the museum contains a church whose entrance has to be paid separately. This is the Karanlik kilise, the entrance is expensive but it is worth it thanks to some spectacular frescoes whose conservation until today is unheard of.

On the way back we walk through Göreme The famous pinnacles of volcanic rock are scattered throughout the territory and in turn form the home of the inhabitants of the region from many years ago. In the center of the town is the Roma Kalesi, a huge column where the facade of an authentic Roman temple is located.

We climbed to the top of the town to enjoy the evening light and it was a real show. On the way back, we wanted to have a pool and take off the sweat and sand of the day but unfortunately they didn't let us use it so we had to wait until the next day.

Images, Becklectic

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