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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Several years after the death of Christ, St. John brought the Virgin Mother to this house located on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain. It is believed the Virgin Mary lived in this house until she died at the age of 64.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited with our tour guide Darvish. Interesting, quiet and peaceful spot along a cool stream. Follow on to Ephesus. Fascinating.

Thank Sonpoppie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Meryem Ana Evi, meaning “Mother Mary’s House” in Turkish, Meryem Ana Evi is said to be the last house where the Virgin Mother lived before Her Assumption. It’s believed that she was taken here by John the Baptist shortly after the Crucifixion. Located on Mt....More

Thank Sudhanva S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit need a car or get a taxi from Ephesus. Always take scarfs and appropriate clothing, it is a steep walk up and down from the car park if you have elderly they will let you park in the lower car park nearer...More

Thank terryk01695
Reviewed 1 week ago

Still trying to figure out how Mary got here, but one thing I'm sure of, you don't want to bring your camera inside with the idea of taking pictures. There is a nun sitting in the shadows and she will sweetly remind you, no photos....More

Thank Ami L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is very difficult to "rate" a holy site; a site is holy because believers believe it to be holy. That said, do take note of reviews that suggest you go as individuals and not as a group; do hang around if there are others...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Historical and a Holy site, nestled away amongst nature, incredibly peaceful, very serene and absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity to visit here. It is a small house up in the mountain which Virgin Mary used to live during her last years of...More

Thank MissisJaye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well i left some wishes there for virgin mary and they are quickly coming true, as far as im concerned this is a lucky destination lol

Thank Lucky C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a lovely walk through this area but the house of the virgin mary itself is very small and it is a very quick walk through like only a minute or two. Incredibly peaceful and very serene absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A holy site. The atmosphere of the place is so impressive! The road to Meryemana also offers nice views to the whole region.

Thank HappyTravelRo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not go during the season time, or else you have to wait very long queues which would hinder you from exploring the inner details and give you only 2-3 minutes to stay inside. If you'd like to attend the big Assumption of Mary mass,...More

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How late in the day can you visit this site? Thanks!
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Melvyn L | Reviewed this property |
Preferably before 3pm
DurreSameen M
Hi, I am staying at Movenpick Hotel in Izmir and want to know if I can get to the Trajan Fountain using public transport and if so how long will the journey take? Moreover how much time should I expect to spend at the Fountain itself?
September 1, 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.
Simon K
i would like to baptise my son at house of virgen mary but i dont have thier contact number is there anyone can help me to find the correct number or email address
May 14, 2015|
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Response from Lorelei M | Reviewed this property |
I suggest getting a contact number for the Catholic Church in Turkey...they can help I am sure.