Cost Action 18110 – Underground Built Heritage as catalyser for Community Valorisation

Göreme Case Study

Description: Central Anatolia plateau, settled in a moonlike landscape of giant rock cones, housing historic cave-dwellings and Byzantine churches. UNESCO List 1985 (natural- cultural). Area: Göreme Open-Air Museum (1950), many successful regeneration interventions, generated a sustainable balance between heritage conservation, cultural tourism development and local community empowerment. Scale: Regional (Nevşehir province 300.000 inh). Projects: Long-term Development Plan (1981-2003), managed by the Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia. Funding: Public.

Description: Göreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia (Turkey)
Author: Umut Özdemir
Copyright: © Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Permanent URL: whc.unesco.org/en/documents/131572

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