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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Orman Yolu Park, Ephesus, Turkey, Selcuk, Turkey
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Ranked #7 of 41 attractions in Selcuk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Several years after the death of Christ, St. John brought the Virgin Mother to this house located on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain. It is believed... more » Owner description: Several years after the death of Christ, St. John brought the Virgin Mother to this house located on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain. It is believed the Virgin Mary lived in this house until she died at the age of 64. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Unless you are a religious traveler, there is not much to see at the Virgin Mary's House. The story behind it is more interesting in terms of how they determined that it was the Virgin Mary's final resting home given that everyone freely admits that there is no archeological evidence. The house itself is rebuilt and nondescript. You cannot take... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Make believe. Rebuild stone house build on a foundation is small. The house has two rooms open to sightseers, large living room and small bedroom. The lines were long for a quick walk through. Visitors shuffle through and say a prayer. Tourist shop and snack bar available. The only sight that was interesting was he beautiful garden path leading to... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

One of the main reasons we visited Ephesus as my companion is a monk at the Abbey of Our Lady & St John in UK. A lovely little chapel with great Christian significance.

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Went to the site of the House of the Blessed Virgin Mary where she spent the last years of her life. A small church is built on the site and as luck would have it today was Sunday and the Feast Day of Saints Peter and Paul the cornerstones of the Roman Catholic Church. We attended a special mass specifically... More

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Hayward, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

No trip to the Ephesus area is complete without a visit to Meryemana. My wife is Roman Catholic so I booked this for her. But I have to admit that it had a profound impact on me. Beauty and peace permeated the grounds. We were there just after a special mass had been held for the Turkish mining disaster so... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The house sit at the top of high hills and the ride up is a visual delight. I was with several Roman Catholics who were obviously emotionally touch at this historic and special place. And they left with their empty water bottles filled with holy water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This site, on Mt. Koressos, is supposedly where Mary lived the final years of her life. Our guide shared with us the interesting story of how this house was discovered in the 19th century. It’s location came as one of many visions by the Blessed Anne Emmerich, a Roman Catholic nun, which were published as a book. In 1881, a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I wouldn't go to Ephesus without also taking in the Virgin Mary's House, even if it is an extra price and an extra drive. The area is well shaded, soothing, and peaceful. I found the house itself conducive to prayer or contemplative thought. It was a memorable part of my journey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is well worth a visit so peacefully and popular place and if you need to do a petition for special prayer you can do it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

got to see this was great although mostly in ruins was a great opportunity to see this. wish id spent more time there.

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