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Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist

3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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Moved to Tears!

We were moved to tears as we knelt down at the tomb of Saint John the Evangelist, what an heart... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2015
Joseph L
2nd best Ephesus experience for a Christian, Ancient City #1.

Small ruins sight with big emotion especially if you have ever studied the life and ministry of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
kimberly B
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buried here” (2 reviews)
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3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

We were moved to tears as we knelt down at the tomb of Saint John the Evangelist, what an heart moving experience. I was so humbled to right there were Saint John lived and died. Please go to this site with Rebeana from Dos Plumas...More

Thank Joseph L
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Small ruins sight with big emotion especially if you have ever studied the life and ministry of John whom Jesus loved so much He placed His mother Mary in his care just before He died. A pre booked, knowledgeable tour guide will make this sight...More

Thank kimberly B
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

we got there late afternoon to avoid the heat. thankfully as we were buying tickets we were told that the castle- included in the price- would shut at 5, so we raced up to the castle first then wandered back town to what was left...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2015

This is a breathtaking site well worth the entrance fee, this is historic site there is an impressive castle above it on the hill. in it's day it must have been some place there are models to see that give you a glimpse on the...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2015

Take a quick walk through he ruins of he church after you visit the museum. Interesting and another piece in the puzzle of the Virgin Mary, St. John and Ephesus

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Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Although the Basilica barely remains it has been partially restored to demonstrate how it once was. You can see frescos and mosaics amongst the ruins. Entire columns and doorways have been reassembled, while many large relics lie strewn throughout. The view of the castle above...More

Thank Cameron C
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

In reality it is just another set of ruins on top of a hill and travelling around Turkey there are many finer + larger ruins. The views from the top are ok but not spectacular. But I think the whole thing comes into perspective when...More

Thank rjsFootscrayWest
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Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

This, along with the nearby castle and mosque, is definitely worth an hour or two when in Selcuk. Great views, historical ruins and easy to walk from town. Worth stopping if you have time!!

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Reviewed 5 March 2015

This place is historical, has some great views of the city and full of history. It is a nice walk from the center of town and easy to spend a full day walking around the ruins.

Thank lookingskyward
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

The Cathedral of St. John is located on a lovely hill that overlooks the city of Selcuk. It was a short walk from our hotel, The Urmez and well worth it. I would recommend going up around 4:00 p.m and you will enjoy a gorgeous...More

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