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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 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and found the place serene and tranquil. I'd say it is worth a visit but go early.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mstemmet
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had to go out of our way to get to this place which is really not worth seeing. A long drive uphill, some money changing hands and a very small church like premises to go in. If you hit it wrong and there's a large...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tina J
Reviewed 4 days ago

Holy place. Tranquil. Serene. Place where you feel welcome. The house itself is very simple but beautiful place. They say this is the place where she lived the last days of her life, and that the water spring close by is a blessed one. Please...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Elle01111
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a place where you can only feel peace. It is worth visiting since this is allegedly the place where the Virgin Mary spent her last days on earth with Saint John the Apostle. It is a very humble house but mighty in other...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank globalpack
Reviewed 1 week ago

Five years ago my father passed away unexpectedly. Our close family friends family friends and neighbors who were visiting Turkey when they got the news went to Mary’s House and left a note at the prayer wall, they took a picture of their prayer for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this site twice. Once in the evening when we attended the daily evening mass and then the next day with our tour guide to learn more about the history Since the second century, this location has been known as the house the Blessed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very blessed to be able to make it here and take in the athmosphere of this holy place. We arrived in the morning by cab around 9.30am. Lucky to avoid the queues into the house and visit the surrounding areas. There is a place to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PrincessSarah18
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the House of Virgin Mary quite early in the morning. The air was very fresh, ground beautifully kept and tranquil. A short walk on an a small incline takes you up to the chapel to pay your respects. Visitors are requested to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Suwanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of our tour the grounds have a reverent feel to them if visiting the area might as well visit it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Gypsy60_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The actual house is small and several Popes have visited this place. There was a sighting of Mary years ago at this location. Best to dress appropriately as there will be checks to the entrance to the house. Be quiet and enjoy the tranquility within...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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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April 11, 2017|
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Response from urkmezmert | 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.