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Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist

3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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Wonderful place

It was so nice visiting this place, for so long I was waiting to come here as well, and as soon as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
berenice r
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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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A must go place, for christian or spiritual people

I been here 2 times now. First time was in winter 2015 and now summertime. This is a holy place and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Camilla J
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so nice visiting this place, for so long I was waiting to come here as well, and as soon as we entered I felt a huge connection and started imagining how everything was back in the 6th Century. Just to point out something,...More

Thank berenice r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I been here 2 times now. First time was in winter 2015 and now summertime. This is a holy place and you can feel it. Also very nice views and places to sit on to feel the atmosphere. Take your time to talk with Abdurraman,...More

Thank Camilla J
Reviewed May 16, 2017

This was really cool to see where John the Baptist lived and worshiped while he lived the rest of his life in this area. It even shows his chapel and the chamber where he baptised the people that came to his church. Really worth the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I have heard and read about Ephes and Temple of Artemis growing up, really. But this, I was not prepared for. And, even if that is ridicullous, it sort of felt like we hade made a "discovery", happening upon this place. We had the museum...More

Thank orkenvandrer
Reviewed November 8, 2016

If you get a taste of the Christian connection with the whole area at nearby Ephesus, this really re-inforces the feeling. And you can see the remains of one of the 7 Wonders of the Old World - by simply looking over the wall to...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed November 5, 2016

The ruins of the St John's Basilica are on a hilltop and were much larger than I had imagined. A lot of restoration has been done so it is fairly easy to visualize how much of the place looked. For me, the most awesome part...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went very late just before closing time, and enjoyed this venue all by ourself which was very enjoyable and peaceful.

Thank Itchytwiggy
Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is small compared to Ephesus itself, but there is easily an hour's worth of exploring. I liked seeing the different levels of construction and being able to get close to all the artifacts.

Thank Charlotte V
Reviewed September 18, 2016

The area around Selcuk city is dominated by the presence of Ephesus archaeological cite. However, just few km away from there, you can find the ruins of this magnificent Cathedral. You see the place can exhibit not only classical history remains, but also Christian. Located...More

Thank Polymers
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We spent an hour walking through the ruins and reflecting on the history it represents. It has a nice setting with the castle in the background. It is a good place to reflect.

Thank MAJ_Dave44
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