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Address: Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The renovations on the church are finished. It opened one month ago in January 2015. From viewing the earlier ire picture, the renovation was extensive. It's too bad they didn't do anything for the pathway to get to the figure of Charon. There is now a nice carpark and nice walkways up to the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

That's important for all Christian people and all of the people to see i think. It takes you to old times and thinkings.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After walking from the Bazaar in 30 degree heat, I find out it still closed. The security guard told me it's closed for restoration and that he doesn't speak English. So I sat on the retaining wall in the shade to rest for a while before walking back into town. A small boy kept close by and he asked for... More 

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Address: Address: Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Turkish Mediterranean Coast  >  Hatay Province  >  Antakya

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