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St Pierre Kilisesi

Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Antakya
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Первая христианская церковь
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Первая христианская церковь

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Roorkee
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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I went to Antioch of Acts 11 and Acts 13:1 just to get a good feeling of the First Century Church. I happened to be there on a Monday and this place was closed. So I just went till the gate and peeped inside. There is a fee for entry on the open days.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

When you climb up the stairways to reach the entrance you see window-like holes in the mountain. When you get inside the church, you find a small hole (only one person can fit at once) at the back side which goes up; to the window-like area, which i think is a shelter or something. I've tried to climb up that... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

A lot of history at the church. Very small and simple. Easy to visit. Note visitors must be able to climb steps to visit the church. Nice views of Antakya.

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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

The church is a cave church and the facade of the cave dates 1000 years after it was used by early Christians. Barnabas and Paul the Apostle from Tarsus are believed to work here for Christian community, and there the converts were called Christians for the first time in history.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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73 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

The cave church, St. Pierre has to be visited , The place is located just the outskirts of town, easy to reach if you do not have a car you can use a cab . For drivers there are plenty of directions, adequate number of signs posted . There is parking lot . I do not know how to do... More 

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Monterey, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011 via mobile

The main thing is dont go there expecting a revolutionary experience. It is small and quite; however if you are in the area you should visit it. It cost 8 Turkish Lira per person, you can go inside and take pictures. The employees speak English and are there should you need them. It depends on how important religion is to... More 

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Swindon
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168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

St Peters church (called St Pierres locally because of the former French colonial masters) is a short, well signposted walk from the centre. It is in a beautiful; spot below a cliff. It was the site of the first Christian Cathedral (supposed to have been owned by St Luke who gave it). St Peter and St Paul preached here. You... More 

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