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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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Selcuk 35100, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a Catholic, this house is of great significance. It is also important to the Muslims. It is a very small stone cottage and has been authenticated now by the Vatican as the actual place where Mary lived after the death of Jesus Christ her...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think this place is more for Catholics. If you dont believe in praying to the blessed virgin Mary, it will be a waste of time.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a perfect place to pray and meditate. Both Muslims and Christians enjoy pilgrimage in this place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank parsiran
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden in the mountain behind the forest, we were shocked by the army holding the guns that greet us at the entrance. The place is peaceful, although the little hut that once to be home to Virgin Mary is now empty, but you can see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The peoples are believing Virgin marry use to live here and of to her life it’s not easy go the this home. You have to drive one hour car from central of Izmir.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank melikkizilaslan
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We visited this place as part of group tour. No photos allowed inside. It is a nice place and we find it relaxing to just enjoy the atmosphere and the surrounding.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

As several reviews mentioned this is a quick visit without much to see. This is more geared towards those who are on a pilgrimage or history buffs as the grounds themselves aren’t particularly interesting to look at. However if you have an interest in history...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

winding drive takes you up to there, very scenic road to enjoy the aegean sea and ephesus ruins. daily mass can be attended, especially on sundays it is quite busy. enough parking space for cars but too high to visit a holy place

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank guideturk
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Unless you are very religious and believe (or care) that the Virgin Mary supposedly spend her last years here it’s simply an old house and a gift shop. That being said it’s near Selçuk and included w most Ephesus tours so it’s not the end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank CarrieFB
Reviewed November 13, 2018

On a pilgrimage to this holy place and it's worth visiting on a regular visit or tour. We were fortunate in that the bus drove us to the top of the hill so we did not have to climb up the mile and a half.

Date of experience: October 2018
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kab7144
September 10, 2017|
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Response from Can A | Reviewed this property |
hello, i am from Selcuk. if you WhatsApp me +905350888247 .i can ask to Mary's house. there is phone numbers and mails.
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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.
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