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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

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Address: Selcuk 35100, Turkey
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+90 232 894 10 12
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Several years after the death of Christ, St. John brought the Virgin Mother...

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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It's a house that was reconstructed. The pictures aren't allowed but it's good to see and learn that history. I think 25₺ is expensive

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a house that was reconstructed. The pictures aren't allowed but it's good to see and learn that history. I think 25₺ is expensive

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked here along a forest road then followed the marked hiking trail connecting the Virgin Mary shrine to the Seven Sleepers Grotto and Artemis Temple. Excellent 12 mile walk.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place, even though it may not be very sound historically. However worth visiting if you are in the area. There is a special wall where you can leave a note with a wish.

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Izmir, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An important place of pilgrimage for some people. Otherwise, feels like a tourist trap and money-making enterprise.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice location. Historical and religious site particularly for Christians and for Muslims too. very nice scenery as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I want to clarify that I am not a religious person, while raised Roman Catholic and appreciate the books of all great people, I do feel especially drawn to the history of what was our Virgin Mary, our Mother for all people. I was completely in awe to be able to come to this place and must say, that I... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St John supposedly built this house for the Virgin Mary after Jesus died. Our guide told us, in the late 1800s a Nun had stigmata and described the location of the Virgin Mary's house even though she had never been to this area. Obviously the religious significance of this location is very important and has been visited by two popes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who has never visited here, must take time out of their holiday to go. The Chapel in the main part of the house is beautiful & the surrounding gardens a must visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it's hard to know exactly if that was the house of Mary or not, it is undeniable that the thousands of people that have flocked to that location have left a powerful vibe in the place. It is a great place to visit with time and outside of a tour to wander in the forest and get lost for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Situated in a nice tranquil environment; there is an outdoor church in the same premise, and even has a pool for baptism; the Virgin Mary's house is rebuilt over the original one, which was destroyed and is now under the rebuilt structure.

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