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The Basilica of Saint John

Entrance off St. Jean Sok. | just east of Isa Bey Cami, Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #7 of 40 attractions in Selcuk
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
Owner description: This monumental basilica was built in the 4th century in the burial place of Saint John the Divine. It was designed in the shape of a cross and was... more » Owner description: This monumental basilica was built in the 4th century in the burial place of Saint John the Divine. It was designed in the shape of a cross and was covered with six domes. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Free entry if you use a MuzeKart. We hired a tour-guide and he was great. Mehmet at mksahin21@gmail.com was fantastic and told us some great information, pointing out what we needed to see.

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Geel, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

if you're intrested in religious history, and want to see the remains of a basilic: you should go. But: after seeing the library of celsus, it's a little disappointing.

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The archaeological components of the site are modest but the site provides evidence of the presence of St. John and his traditional burial place. Excellent view of the Citadel from the site.

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This church is large and has so much to see. It also has great views down over the temple of Artemis. There are plenty if sign boards in English so you can pick up the history of the church

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berks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The basilica of St John the Apostle is built over the tomb of St John the Apostle. It is not a large site, but it is worth visiting. if you can get entry to the fresco's of Jesus Christ,St John and St Timothy, do so. The views of the countryside are worth stopping and looking at.

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Paradise Point, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This place is well worth a visit. Although it is not a large site, the scale of the buildings and ruins is impressive and it was good to see the tomb of St John. I especially like that they haven't tried to rebuild it or commercialise for tourism. There are also nice views across the countryside from the site.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

An impressive collection of ruins, well worth a visit. We made sure this was included in our private tour of Ephesus with No Frills. Our guide Deniz provided some great commentary which brought the remains to life for us. We had a pleasant time strolling around enjoying the sights and the lovely scenic views of the lush surrounding countryside.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

When we pulled up to the Basilica & saw the signs about the castle that was in the foreground being closed we were a bit worried there would be nothing much to see, thankfully we were wrong! The ruins of the Basilica are so beautiful! It was so moving to see the tomb of St John & to know he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I was amazed at the size of the Basilica. It was a peaceful place and I was impressed with the details, such as the mosaic tile floors. In the Baptistery you can see the place where people were baptized. Being able to see where St. John is supposedly buried was amazing and the view from the Basilica was beautiful.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This site is easy to get around. A good guide can add so much color. The site is exposed although not overly large.

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