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

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Newly renovated

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Adana
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Santa Monica, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

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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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

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 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
52 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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Adana
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Brattleboro, Vermont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Closed. We were able to get a few pictures from down the hill, but we were unable to go past the guard's station. The walk there from the center of town was delightful and the signs were easy to follow.

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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sometimes the greatest legacy of the world would be at your side. But, you know you do not see this beautiful place. St Pierre Church a place like this. Place of pilgrimage for Christians.

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