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The Basilica of Saint John

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Address: Entrance off St. Jean Sok. | just east of Isa Bey Cami, Selcuk, Turkey
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Description: This monumental basilica was built in the 4th century in the burial place...
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.
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Important religious site for Christians

The Basilica of St. John is often incorporated as part of shore excursions to ancient Ephesus. One of the early leaders of the Christian Church, John, took Mary to Ephesus after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Basilica of St. John is often incorporated as part of shore excursions to ancient Ephesus. One of the early leaders of the Christian Church, John, took Mary to Ephesus after the crucifixion. John would later found a church nearby. Large parts of the church remain including baptismal fonts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Only a block off the main street. Well worth the visit. Uncrowded and has a fantastic model of what it would have looked like in its prime. The castle on top of the hill was a real eye opener and the views are incredible.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I took my mother to this site where she was very moved. As any place of faith world wide you attend to fulfill your spirit. Everyone takes something different from this particular place. Weather intellectually in history, Joy in the Aesthetic or A bond with their faith. I am forever grateful that my mom was able to take a huge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It's easy to access in Selçuk . This place is so upset . We can see the tomb of St John . This basilica is nearby Isa Bey Mosquee in ST JEAN CADDESI..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Well preserved site, give you an idea about chretiens live back then and how a person was baptised. Is not very crowded.

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Freising, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This site is not super complete, but features a really nice rather quiet ruin of the old church, where ones the tomb of John have been. Also worthwhile, because you can continue your way up to the fortress overlooking Selcuk. Do not miss out on that one!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was an awesome place! You could tour around the whole Basilica without a tour, and it had so many artifacts that you could just go up and touch. I even walked over a Mosaic by accident!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were spiritually moved, such a beautiful site to visit. The Saintly power of Saint John was felt by both of us. Please visit this site you will be moved to tears and brought to your knees

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Definitely not a must-see attraction. The view is nice, but there is not much left of the original structure. If you do go, do a little research so you'll know what you're looking at. I wish I'd just gone to the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Both the history and scenery make this worth a stop. Hard to believe one of the disciples of Jesus Christ is buried here.

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