We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 80.00*
and up
Ephesus Sightseeing Tour
More Info
US$ 110.00*
and up
Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port
More Info
US$ 114.07*
and up
Biblical Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“holy water” (127 reviews)
“light a candle” (56 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Selcuk 35100, Turkey
CONTACT
Website
+90 232 894 10 12
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (2,204)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,325 reviews

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
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
selcuk pidecisi
458 reviews
5.19 km away
Mehmet and Ali Baba Kebab House
992 reviews
5.13 km away
Agora Restaurant
281 reviews
5.03 km away
Ayasoluk Restaurant
62 reviews
5.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ancient City of Ephesus
8,147 reviews
3.29 km away
Celsus Kutuphanesi
1,342 reviews
3.06 km away
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
980 reviews
3.31 km away
The Terrace Houses
869 reviews
2.96 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
kab7144
10 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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
1
Vote
saddison89
11 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
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
2
Votes
DurreSameen M
2 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.
0
Votes