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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Biblical Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port
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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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  • Poor4%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are a believer, the site is touching and venerable. It is not very big and does not involve a lot of walking. Mass services are held outside on Sundays on a very beautiful setting. The three room house is the centre of the...More

Thank 432JamesD
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is believed to be the last residence of Virgin Mary before she ascended to the Heavens. It is at a 10-12 mins uphill drive from the historical city of Ephesus and unfortunately one can't walk or talk a public transport other than a...More

Thank waqarsarwar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and well kept peaceful location, tiny little church which is meant to build on top of the plot where the virgin Mary's house stood. The refreshment stands are very good for Turkish coffee.

Thank Justine W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 10 minute ride from the ancient city of Ephesus up a winding road and at the top of the hill is the last known Home of the Virgin Mary, A pilgrimage site for many a Catholic. The site has been visited by two Popes...More

Thank Marion G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shame you can't get the dolmas up its about £18 in a taxi to go up to Mary's house and a further £6 per person for entrance . The taxi will wait for 40minutes for you to look around .marys house is very moving very...More

Thank takebreak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to 3 different countries claiming to have the Virgin Mary's House and this being one of them . Wouldn't go to this one as a one off , but our visit was part of our trip to Ephesus so it was a bonus...More

Thank briannash2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you believe the story told depends on whether you are a believer. This site is based on the dream of a nun in Germany in the 1800's. She dreamed that Mary's house was located here. There was some digging to discover the foundations of...More

Thank Varty_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to go visit, with lots of history we had amazing guide from regal travel we booked from hotel rep smaller group better.

Thank Irishmike2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a whole lot to SEE here but people come by the busload. Its a nice tranquil place. You can bottle some of the "holy" water to take with you.

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was completely unaware of the last days of Mary (Maryam) in Ephesus, Turkey. A worthwhile drive to see a very short guide tour of the house. The four holy water wells also add a touch of magic

Thank AKIsaacs
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10 September 2017|
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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
11 April 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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2 September 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.