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As for shopping in Cappadocia, there are wide range of shopping opportunities and items to buy in Cappadocia from hand made carpets and rugs, traditional pottery and terracotta artworks to jewelries.
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Cappadocia is renowned for its pottery tradition, especially in the town of Avanos. You’ll find many pottery and ceramic shops, and shops selling handcrafted items. You can buy gift items such as ornaments made from pottery, candle holders, jugs or stews.
In addition, don’t forget to buy a few wines from Cappadocia, as the region is famous for its wines.
Pottery Workshops in Avanos
In Avanos, you’ll see variety of great traditional pottery workshops and demonstrations and you may glimpse into the world of pottery while you stroll along the streets of Avanos.
When you get into one of this pottery hops, you’ll have the opportunity to make your own clay pot if you wish, with the local craftsmen to help you polish up your skills.
Ceramics & Pottery
Guray Museum of Ceramics and Pottery in Avanos
A private museum located in Avanos. A huge ceramic art work and pottery, world-renowned contemporary and traditional ceramic artists’s works, fine arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography are exhibited at the museum. You can buy variety of the items at the museum’s shop.
Address: Yeni Mahalle Dereyamanli Str. No:44 50500 Avanos, Tel: +90 384 511 23 74
Gemstone & Jewelry
Avanos is also famous for its gemstone and jewelry. The gemstone such as turquoise, lapis, ametis, emerald, onix and saffron that has been brought to Avanos from all over the world, are being merged with silver or clothers and becoming gemstone or jewelry. There are variety of great gemstone workshops in Avanos.
Carpets & Rugs
The carpet and rug industry in Cappadocia and Avanos is also dates back the Seljuks and Ottomans era.
There are also variety of quality carpet and rug shops in Cappadocia.
As for souvenirs, travelers may easily find all kind of Cappadocia related souvenirs at all sights and excursion areas of Cappadocia.