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“Most Hallowed Ground”

Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
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Ephesus Sightseeing Tour
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Private Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi Port
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Biblical Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port
Ranked #6 of 57 things to do in Selcuk
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

I have been to Fatima and Assisi
but Selchuk and the Virgin Mary's last residence is the most spiritual.place I have visited. A feeling of calm enveloped as I walked through
the small stone cottage and I felt completely at peace, a beautiful site and experience visited in May 2009.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Brilliant , an unknown destination by most. it was good to see Pope Benedict had made a visit to this House. So it must be true, as why would the pope travel all the way from the vatican if it was not true

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

This is the most expensive flim-flam in the entirety of Ionia. The house looks like a suburban bungalow in Van Nuys and is just as new. If an 80 year-old Mary had to walk down to town she'd die. She would never have walked UP. The whole thing is based on a "vision" by a peasant in Russia who had never been near the place. The best part of this is to watch the faces of the faithful as they slowly realize the depths to which they have been conned. Miss this. I wish I had.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Our tour to ancient Ephesus included a stop at the Virgin Mary's House. Whether or not one is a "believer", this is historic and hallowed ground and is worth the visit. But if you are going to purchase a glass of Turkish coffee at the food stand, beware, you'd better enjoy drinking mud! I'll stick with Turkish tea....medium sweet!

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I loved my visit to the House of the Virgin Mary outside of Ephesus. The whole region is beautiful, and the site of the house feels blessed and very peaceful.

Thank David V
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