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St Pierre Kilisesi

Address: Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in Antakya
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Первая христианская церковь
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Первая христианская церковь

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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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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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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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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We walked up to the church but as of 8 April 2014 it was still closed for what looks like major renovation with nothing to indicate when it will re open. You can see very little of the site from below so not really worth the walk at present.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The actual location is closed for rennovation but even just looking up to where the first Christian Church in the World is was breathtaking! To think that we walked up as far as they would let us and to know that we were stepping in the same places as described in religous text was very provoking.

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Sudan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Just to confirm it is still closed and August is still expected opening date so its difficult to expand much more to make up 100 character s

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Adana, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Said to be the first Christian church made by St. Peter. It’s built into a hillside cave. The cave opening is large and the church was created by enclosing the entrance of the cave with a stone wall. They adorned the wall with star shaped windows and arches. Inside there are stability arches, and a chair and table carved from... More 

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Istanbul-Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is the place where the Christianity was born as a religion literally. So, the spiritual meaning of the place is extreme and it has been for years one of the pilgrimage destinations for Christians. However, the remnants are almost non existent, it's a cave with very few aspects remaining from the early ages of the religion. Furthermore, the church... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Whether or not you accept/believe that this was one of the first Christian churches, it is an interesting bit of archaeology and architecture. Read a little of the reported history before going to help you understand what you're seeing. Most interesting to me was standing at the entrance door and looking back at the city seeing the minarets sticking up.... More 

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