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Zelve

The Zelve Open-Air Museum is an amazing cave town in Cappadocia, honeycombed with dwellings, religious and secular chambers. This area was a significant place for early Christians. The Church of Grapes is located in this valley. It is a highly precious building due to the fact that it has frescoes of the Iconoclastic Period such as icons of Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary and Great Angels Michael and Gabriel. During Ottoman period, a mosque was built here. Over the years, Muslims and Christians lived together in perfect harmony. In 1985, Zelve ruins were registered as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Today, it's an open air museum with several souvenir shops and traditional Turkish food restaurants.