get there early! do Marys house and then Ephesus. The Basilica of st John is worth it if you have time.
About Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
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Visited - somewhat by accident - in April 2014, late in the day. No matter where you stand on matters religious, Christian tradition is the basis of Western culture, so its difficult not to be impressed by this place. My wife was invited by the...More
My wife and I recently visited Ephesus and wanted to make the journey to this special place, regardless if the history is correct, it feels special here. We loved listening to all the song birds in the trees.
Couldn't believe how many people were there. As suggested we drove up the hill expecting to spend a short time there. As we reached the entrance there tour buses as far as the eye could see. I admit it is not everyone's cup of tea....More
There isn't any proof that it is Virgin Maryam's House, may be it was a house for a monk, priest or a sister. Any way, it stills an ancient place, and the view of the green mountains was good. Noted that it is on the...More
You stand in a queue waiting for your turn and voila it just happens to be a 30 second experience. Throw in screaming kids, packed cafes and you arrive not at Disney land but here. I would give this pave a wide birth if religion...More
This site is officially declared a shrine by the Roman Catholic Church and has been visited by several popes. It is said to be the place where the Virgin Mary spent the last years of her life. It is peaceful and worth the visit if...More
A beautiful peaceful place to visit. Quick small place, but worth the few minutes from ephesus. Knowing Mary had a beautiful place to spend her last days was a great thing
This home has been restored but just realizing how far it was away from the town of Ephesus helped me to know how sequestered Mary was in her later years. I guess people came to her to hear her talk. It was a spiritual and...More
We visited here before visiting the Ancient City of Ephesus; it was a part of our tour. I found this to be a nice surprise - I wasn't sure what to expect. There isn't a lot to "see", but it does something for your soul...More