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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Ephesus The House of Virgin Mary, St John Basilica and Artemission Temple...
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Selcuk 35100, Turkey
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"virgin mary's house"
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"light a candle"
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"holy place"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I am not a particularly religious person, however we visited The Virgin Marys House with our friends who live locally and was surprised just how much impact the whole location had on me. It was beautiful and moving and strongly recommend visiting.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a little out of the way but worth the visit. There weren’t many people when we visited late in the afternoon so you could take your time and enjoy it. Was accessible to all, the house was in good condition and well preserved. A...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Very intimate and small.... Pleased I saw this in February as Im guessing the queues must be very long certain times of the year! Had the place to ourselves....

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The House of the Virgin Mary (Turkish: Meryem ana or Meryem Ana Evi, "Mother Mary's House") is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: Bülbüldağı, "Mount Nightingale") in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Selçuk in Turkey. The house...More

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Just beautiful . This is a very impressively place. There was people from all over the world. Very very impressively place . Please visit and take a pen and a piece of paper to write a wish

Thank Don P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

The object is cubical house which suspected as last house for Maryam bint Imran by most Christians and even Moslems. Not far away from Ephesus, it takes only 15 minutes to go up. Be ready for security check by Gendarmerie (Turkish police), thus prepare for...More

Thank elits0215
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

the house is small and you are not allowed to take pictures inside, but the feel of the site is very different than the normal tourist attraction. More holy and respectful. It is very interesting and cool stop

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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

i am living in Selcuk. if you need any help or any questions about touristing places here. i ll do my best.also we have a hotel 7km to Mary's house. We have fair priceses. You are welcome any time.have fun in our country. Herkese iyi...More

Thank Can A
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The house is not too big. Photography is not allowed inside the house. You only need to spend a few hours here - that is enough to see everything. Light candles if you would like to make a wish. Also, you can write on and...More

Thank Miranda C
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Worth the detour after Ephesus site visit (it is just nearby). Very peaceful and calm to reflect and pray.

Thank Carotenoids
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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
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saddison89
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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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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.
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