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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Selcuk 35100, Turkey
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Selcuk 35100, Turkey
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

get there early! do Marys house and then Ephesus. The Basilica of st John is worth it if you have time.

Thank bevmclellan
Reviewed May 27, 2014

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

Thank iotapeter
Reviewed May 26, 2014

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.

Thank GPLev
Reviewed May 25, 2014

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

Thank Molly_the_Oz
Reviewed May 24, 2014

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

Thank Mostafa S
Reviewed May 23, 2014

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

Thank arsenal789
Reviewed May 23, 2014

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

1  Thank Mi-Dan20
Reviewed May 22, 2014

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

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

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

1  Thank RHHATL
Reviewed May 19, 2014

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

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Response from DrSincereTraveller | Reviewed this property |
There is a functional Christian church so I believe a church wedding could be possible. But a wedding ceremony may be rejected. The reason for a rejection of this request would probably be that too many couples would... More
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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September 1, 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.