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Address: Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
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Description: Первая христианская церковь

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special spot to view the city of Antakya as well

one stone two birds. great ancient bible related site, and great view to the city. be careful about the traffic if you are going drive. the uphill road is narrow on the turns

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Gaziantep, Turkey
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I reached St Pierre Kilisesi after a very long walk in the sun and heat and I was quite disappointed: being the first christian church, expectations where high, but there seems not to be any maintanance in the place even though you have to pay to enter. There is more effort in running the expensive souvenir shop than the church... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The place is located around high mountains as it was built to help people hide from invaders. There are busses with number 19 from the city center. It's only 1.75. If you have maximum credit card or a Turkish museum pass, the entrance is free of charge. Do not expect a Middle Age style ostentatious church. It was build almost... More 

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Paris, France
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A cave, memories, today a historic site well-kept, not so, easy access if not with a taxi. A landmark in development, like other aspects of the city. But still genuine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

one stone two birds. great ancient bible related site, and great view to the city. be careful about the traffic if you are going drive. the uphill road is narrow on the turns

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I took my parents to visit the ancient church. They were quite taken by it and it is clearly a 'must' to visit it when you are in the Hatay area. However, the site could be much much more. For example, directions to get there are quite good but not clear enough at the end; for example where to park... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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57 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A must see when visiting Antakya. The church as been recently restored. Incredible to witness the old architecture and feel the history.

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Istanbul
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

St. Pierre, to whom the church was dedicated, is the founder of the Antakya Church and the archpriest of the first Christian Community here and also the first Pope in the world. St. Pierre church and its surroundings played a significant role in the period of the early Christianity and expansion of the belief. The church is admitted as the... More 

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Nevşehir
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This church is an important place for Christianity but we do not know the value. When we go to St. Pierre. It was closed but more importantly, environment was very dirty. The only thing I liked that knowledgeable children around church. They were too cute and tells the history of the church as a guide. We must foster the wealth... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

This is the first church ever built in the world. It is built in a cave. The façade was built afterwards during the crusade. It is very close to the city center 5 minutes by car.

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you don't have a guide, study before you go. You will realize what an important part of the history was there. Best view of Antakya from up there is a bonus.

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