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“A special place”

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir
Ranked #6 of 55 things to do in Selcuk
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Geneva, Switzerland
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“A special place”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

One of the 2 recognized houses of Mary. A special experience to go there. Don't forget to bring some small bottles if you want to get some holy water. The merchandise sold on site (medals, pendants,...) turned out to be a little more expensive than what one could get at the stores near the Kusadasi port though.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting to consider”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I do recommend a guide here, one that has a broad perspective. There's a reasonable suggested history, and the site is well preserved. It was quite worth the stop.

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful for the believers.”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

This place was very touching for my family and we were happy to have had the chance to visit this area. It is a beautiful hill top area that has lovely shaded vegetation and scenic vistas on your drive to the top. There is a place to light a candle and and a wall to leave prayer intentions but you do need to have paper and pen with you as I did not see any provided. Also take along a container if you would like to have some of the water from this place. It was very crowded on the day we went but we were willing to be patient to step into St.Mary's home. I did step to the side to make sure I had time to get all of my prayer intentions said and they do move the line along quickly to accomodate the crowds. I was not husled out as I did not touch anything or take a picture and they could see I was praying. It was a well maintained site with clean restrooms. Side note: I do believe for those of you that are not moved spiritually by this sort of thing you would not find it too interesting. I did read some of the reviews that panned the place and feel as though they did not understand the venue for what it is.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“another must see”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

when in Kusadasi this is a must see a very special place if you want you can go to mass on Friday and Sunday.

Visited June 2013
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Izmir, Turkey
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“Mary's House”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

It is quite small and they move you through very quickly. There are some fountains out side from the under ground spring. Lovely gardens.

Visited June 2013
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