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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour here. We enjoyed our visit and felt it was priced well for what we experienced. We paid 15 TL each person.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did an early morning private tour of the House of Virgin Mary with our amazing guide Oktaye. The Meryemana House is up on the mountain, so the ride is a bit long and it will be chilly up there. Once you reach the top,...More

Thank zairar82
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is very close to the Ephesus ruins so worth a small side trip. This is supposedly where John took Mary and Mary Magdalen for their protection after Jesus died. It's a small, sturdy house now sort of turned into a chapel. Very interesting though.

Thank RichardK938
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oddly enough, our guide seemed to believe that it would take us 30-45 minutes to see this attraction. We were done in about 10 minutes. It's the smallest "L" shaped house I've ever seen. It may be terribly interested to those who are very religious,...More

Thank Sandy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this sight, it certainly has a special feel to it. The walk through the area was lovely and the walk through the building was very sobering. The wall of prayers on the way out of the property is heartbreaking. Take the time to...More

Thank SACountry
Reviewed 16 October 2017 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 11 October 2017

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 11 October 2017 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 10 October 2017 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 10 October 2017

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
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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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1 September 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.