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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

Selcuk 35100, Turkey
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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
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I wouldn't go to Ephesus without also taking in the Virgin Mary's House, even if it is an extra price and an extra drive. The area is well shaded, soothing, and peaceful. I found the house itself conducive to prayer or contemplative thought. It was...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This is well worth a visit so peacefully and popular place and if you need to do a petition for special prayer you can do it

Thank cllrgabr
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We were hesitant about going to turkey, however, we were very pleasantly surprised! The people were inviting, warm and friendly. We wanted to see the Blessed Mother's last living place. We were very moved by this experience. It was lovely! There is a wall where...More

Thank Fantasticjourneys
Reviewed 28 June 2014

got to see this was great although mostly in ruins was a great opportunity to see this. wish id spent more time there.

Thank donnam535
Reviewed 27 June 2014

After the death of Jesus, his mother Mary, along with the apostle, John, reportedly traveled to Ephesus, in modern day Turkey. Here, on the top of a mountain overlooking Ephesus and the Aegean Sea, John built a house for Mary to live in. And from...More

Thank practans
Reviewed 27 June 2014

I hoped to find a few moments of peace here but instead the staff kept moving some furniture around as people were trying to pray or meditate. Then some other tourists came in talking loudly. The holy water and wishing wall is fine but overall...More

Thank Tania d
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Did not know of this place until I visited Turkey. The history of the Virgin Mother and all the Popes who have visited this spiritual place is unreal. When entering the house it is like a hush that just comes over everyone. No pictures are...More

Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
Reviewed 25 June 2014

First of all, prepare to stand in line! With about 50 tour buses in line to drop off passengers, you're sure to stand in a line unless you get there bright and early. The house is small, so don't blink or you'll walk right through...More

Thank darinsc
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The energy there is just amazing! The weather was windy and this is my only complaint because of the candles that did not light long.

Thank Yuzlem
Reviewed 22 June 2014

We got there just before about 20 tour buses so we got lucky. Go early or be prepared for a mob of tourists.

Thank Matthew P
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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.