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Address: Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 326 214 9217
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Первая христианская церковь

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1st Meeting place

On a hillside on the outskirts of the town is the Sen Piyer Kilisesi, the Church of Saint Peter. Luke the Evangelist is said to have preached here in the cave chapel and Paul and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 22, 2016
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Mugla, Turkey
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Antioch church is one of the most profound Christian church in the Bible. I felt the spirit still dwelling strongly in Antioch. They were called Christians first in Antioch. This place gave a new meaning while reading the book of Acts. For only 5 TL.

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Antalya, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing to say is that you should not be put off by the exterior. The outside of the church has been totally removated and it has given the place the look of a modern building. However, once you step inside you cannot fail to be moved by the simplicity and the age of the place. The staff are... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

It is difficult to reach. Inside was dissapointing. There was not much to see. Energy inside felt like caved in.

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Ankara
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

I found this spot to be pricey for what you get. Admission is 15tl and there is exactly one sign with information about the history of the church. While it has been nicely restored, there is a lot more that can be done to make it a better visitor experience - especially for people ignorant of the history...

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Took a quick stroll to the top of the hill where we found this little cave with the oldest church in the region. Well maintained & the view from the terrace is a breath taking overlooking Antakya.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Fascinating historical significance to enter the FIRST church of CHRIST with St Peter, Paul, and Luke. Humiliating to stand in this spartan cave where these first great Christians stood and prayed to God. I drank from the natural well where these first Christians also drank and baptized. WONDERFUL AND VERY ENRICHING FOR THE SPIRIT AND SOUL.

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Mugla, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

On a hillside on the outskirts of the town is the Sen Piyer Kilisesi, the Church of Saint Peter. Luke the Evangelist is said to have preached here in the cave chapel and Paul and Barnabas set off from here on the first of their missionary journey's. This was the first meeting place of the early Christian community and is... More 

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Antakya, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016

Its an amazing place to be. Knowing that Christianity sprouted from this location, is an amazing feeling. I am happy that i was able to be in Hatay and visit this place.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

I keep a 4 star and not 5 because it is very small and requires only 5 minutes to visit. But it is definitely worth it!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

I am sure the historical background of the church may be the interesting point why people want to visit. I've seen religious group visit from different countries. There is a tunnel linking to the other side of the mountain to save the people in case of any attacks. Outside the church, there is a path to see the view of... More 

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