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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Selcuk 35100, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

i am living in Selcuk. if you need any help or any questions about touristing places here. i ll do my best.also we have a hotel 7km to Mary's house. We have fair priceses. You are welcome any time.have fun in our country. Herkese iyi...More

Thank Can A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is not too big. Photography is not allowed inside the house. You only need to spend a few hours here - that is enough to see everything. Light candles if you would like to make a wish. Also, you can write on and...More

Thank Miranda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the detour after Ephesus site visit (it is just nearby). Very peaceful and calm to reflect and pray.

Thank Carotenoids
Reviewed December 1, 2017

This beautiful stone house on Mt. Koressos near Ephesus has drawn huge crowds of pilgrims and secular visitors alike for many decades. Many pilgrims have believed that the Virgin Mary had been brought to this house by St. John and had resided there until her...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour here. We enjoyed our visit and felt it was priced well for what we experienced. We paid 15 TL each person.

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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

We did an early morning private tour of the House of Virgin Mary with our amazing guide Oktaye. The Meryemana House is up on the mountain, so the ride is a bit long and it will be chilly up there. Once you reach the top,...More

Thank zairar82
Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is very close to the Ephesus ruins so worth a small side trip. This is supposedly where John took Mary and Mary Magdalen for their protection after Jesus died. It's a small, sturdy house now sort of turned into a chapel. Very interesting though.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Oddly enough, our guide seemed to believe that it would take us 30-45 minutes to see this attraction. We were done in about 10 minutes. It's the smallest "L" shaped house I've ever seen. It may be terribly interested to those who are very religious,...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed October 22, 2017

I loved this sight, it certainly has a special feel to it. The walk through the area was lovely and the walk through the building was very sobering. The wall of prayers on the way out of the property is heartbreaking. Take the time to...More

Thank SACountry
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are a believer, the site is touching and venerable. It is not very big and does not involve a lot of walking. Mass services are held outside on Sundays on a very beautiful setting. The three room house is the centre of the...More

Thank 432JamesD
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September 10, 2017|
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Response from DrSincereTraveller | Reviewed this property |
There is a functional Christian church so I believe a church wedding could be possible. But a wedding ceremony may be rejected. The reason for a rejection of this request would probably be that too many couples would... More
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Mert U | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours are like following : January 8 00 - 17 00 February 8 00 - 17 00 March 8 00 - 18 00 April 8 00 - 18 00 May 8 00 - 18 00 June 8 00 - 18 00 July 8 00 - 18 00 August 8 00 - 18 00 September 8 00 - 18 00 October... More
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.