Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Churches & Cathedrals
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Gilbert H Fox
Iroquois Falls, Canada13 contributions
Holy Place
May 2021 • Couples
We went there with our guide but due to covid. there were not too much people. i liked but i also like to meet new people with was not there,
Written May 9, 2021
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Aaron G
Los Angeles, CA221 contributions
Disappointing
Apr 2021
Sadly I did not have anything close to the spiritual experience that some of the reviewers talk about. The house was covered in COVID signage which completely ruined any rustic photogenic aspects and took me out of it. The plethora of gift shops lined up on the walk between the car park and the house was also a solid reminder that this is anything but a holy site.

However, if you are religious, Catholic in particular, I recommend it, though you may be dismayed to know there is no concrete evidence that the Virgin Mary ever lived here, or was even in Turkey, though the story of how the site was discovered is quite interesting and lends some credibility to it. I suppose I will give it the benefit of the doubt that she actually lived here.
Written April 18, 2021
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Sinjan D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
Easter visit
Apr 2021 • Couples
Spiritual pilgrimage & its worth it . Attend mass on Sunday - you can ask for timings to the guard .
Written April 6, 2021
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA994 contributions
Simple and quiet
Apr 2021
First off, this is quite dubious that this is the Virgin Mary’s house. They assume she made it up to Ephesus after Jesus was crucified. And a nun had a dream that this was her house so now we go to visit. The house is very small. It takes just a moment to walk in. The setting itself is quite serene. At the least you are seeing an old home so that is nice.
Written April 5, 2021
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radbrad73
Dallas, TX71 contributions
An interesting but not “must see” site
Oct 2020 • Solo
This is, by oral tradition, the house where Mary the mother of Jesus lives out her last days. True or not, it’s a place worthy of visit just to see and also to note the architecture of houses of the period. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen another like this. It’s a humble place, so it doesn’t take long to see. Note, this was my second visit. In ore covid times there was holy water you could collect yourself but those spigots were not operating at the time of my visit.
Written February 27, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia8,957 contributions
Rather a pilgrimage place than an attraction
Sep 2020
Virgin Mary's house is some 10 min drive from the southern Ephesus gate, so it's well worth your visit when you're in the area.
Clearly, it's in a shadow of the area's main attraction - the Ephesus ancient city, and for some visitors (non Christians) it's probably disappointing and waste of time.
Therefore, I'd rather call it a pilgrimage site for Christians, as it was her last house where St. John took her after Jesus crucifixion.
Entrance fee is around 3 Euros and prepare for a steep downhill walk (uphill when returning) from the parking lot.
The stone house is very small and modest with absolutely no photos (one by one are admitted inside with an ever present guard).
This was my second visit and this time was quite different probably due to Covid - much less crowds and the prayer's wishing notes wall was empty.
Written November 8, 2020
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Bruna R
Sydney, Australia65 contributions
exciting place
Aug 2020 • Couples
It is an exciting place for devotees. To witness a part of the Virgin Mary's history is a great thing. it is a small place Tour can be done in a short time, maximum 1 hour.
Written August 16, 2020
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Guven D
96 contributions
House of Virgin Mary, Selcuk Turkey
Sep 2019
Its believed that Mary spent his rest of here life here in this house.
The virgin Mary house is on the top of a hill, you have to take a taxi when you don't have a car.
Written August 14, 2020
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BillPNo1
Friendswood, TX690 contributions
The Virgin Mary's House near Ephesus
Jul 2019
This holy and sacred spot near Ephesus is said to have been the home of the Virgin Mary after leaving Jerusalem with the Apostle St. John. Only a small little building, as one would expect, the house is filled with reverence and sanctity beyond what you would imagine of a building with a steady stream of Pilgrims flowing through.
Written April 22, 2020
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL740 contributions
Pretty Amazing for non-Catholics Too
Nov 2019
As some have said, this holy place where Mary the mother of Jesus Christ lived and died is a "must see" for those of the Catholic faith. I must say as a non-Catholic (Protestant) Christian, I was very moved by this visit for several reasons. First, the house is very small and simple, which one would expect from what we know of Mary. Second, the holy water springs and prayer notes wall add another simple, yet strong tone of validity and holiness to the place. And finally, we were treated to a brief Catholic mass in the small chapel at the rear of the property. It was amazing! The priest gave a wonderful, hard hitting sermon though it was only a few minutes long. For ALL believers in the Son of God, I highly recommend a visit. NOTE: The crowds can be overwhelming so be prepared to queue and wait for a bit to enter the house. NOTE: They have a snack bar and souvenir shop for your convenience. Enjoy!
Written April 19, 2020
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