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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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Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm a little bit of a cynic about the authenticity of this location. (The house relatively recent and is supposedly built on the site of Mary's house.) But the pope and hundreds of thousands of people believe. Just the sight of the tens of thousands...More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 1 week ago

A soothing and peaceful place, in this green area you can visit the claimed Virgin Mary's house. It's a small house with an entry and an exit in which one can not take photos or film but the ambience is really great and is well...More

Thank sia1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me this was just a house on a hill really. im not religious so there is no symbolic or religious connection for me here. The mens toilets though at the top near the house have the best view i have ever seen from a...More

Thank arnoldzimuto
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go inside and look at the old house, but there's no allowed to take photographs. In the outside you can find a amazing nature with squirrels and others animals...

Thank Leonardo U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marys House, is well worth a visit whilst holidaying in Kusadasi..Quaint little place, which draws lots of people of all ages.Marys house is set in lovely grounds. Well worth a visit..

Thank Beverley R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 popes visited this place as per our guide. A strong believe that Lady Mary or Meryamana lived in this place. Check point and many restaurants and souvenirs shops. Nice to learn something new. Our guide Nizam gave us rich information.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sight is high up a mountain so unless you are a keen walker/ hiker it would be best to get some kind of transportation up there. Modest dress is a must . The sight bears the home of Mother Maryam and 4 springs ....More

Thank Chasing-history
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The site is supposedly the last home of the Virgin Mary. Of course there is no categoric proof, but it is a wonderful, treasured artefact nonetheless. There is not an awful amount to see, but it is an enriching experience and I'd recommend it. I'm...More

Thank jmstpt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course, it tells you that people had to hide or run away as far as possible from persecutions and/or to practice their beliefs.That is not my thing, however the place is amazingly peaceful, calm and beautiful. You will not disappoint, if you visit the...More

Thank FreeJohnny
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

The first stop of the tour. Our tour guide described all the circumstantial evidence that pointed to this being the residence of Jesus' mother. It's a small two room abode which is now a semi-shrine to the Virgin Mary - visitors can light candles and...More

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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.
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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.