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St Pierre Kilisesi

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Address: Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
Phone Number: 903262149217

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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
Mugla, Turkey
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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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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.

Thank Jkretsch
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.

Thank Junaid M
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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

Interesting and lovely views from the plaza. Small and well kept grounds. The down side is it is out of the way...

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015

Impressive piece of history which as you can imagine is significant although a small attraction. The church is a cave carved into the mountainside on Mount Starius with a depth of 13 m (42 ft.), a width of 9.5 m (31 ft.) and a height of 7 m (23 ft). Some believe this church was used by the very first... More 

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