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“Cool but not a must see” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist

Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist
Ranked #16 of 56 things to do in Selcuk
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Cool but not a must see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

The exterior is beautiful, but the interior is in ruins. So unless you are passionate about seeing the resting place of St. John or have seen everything else, focus on the other locations around Selcuk.

Visited May 2014
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Western Norway, Norway
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535 reviews
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“A place listed 3 different places on Tripadvisor : Church - Basilica and Cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Located close to Selcuk center this place is well worth a visit - both for those who want to check the church layout and all the old stones scattered around AND for those who just want to see the panoramic view in all directions.

It even better and more panoramic from the citadell/fortress higher up. Free to visit as it is included in the 10 TL paid to enter this site.

Visited June 2014
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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“First century site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

This first century sight near old Ephesus is dedicated to St. John the Apostle. Mary is believed to have spent her last days here. Only the foundations of the large church remain.

Visited May 2014
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Pekanbaru, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Place and Memory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Whats a great history. Beautiful place and great atmosphere. Come in the morning before crowded. Love the store around the corner as well.

Visited April 2014
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Milwaukee, WI
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“Meaningful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I was unexpected moved as I wondered this hillside and considered that this could be where John the Apostle spent time in prayer and writing his gospel account. The view is beautiful, and one could imagine how it was once a peaceful secluded spot. In trying to visualize the Cathedral itself, it was helpful to view the model set up behind the ruins. It is situated so that the model faces the same direction as the actual ruins, so looking at the two together helped me to get my bearings and to figure out more what I was looking at.

Visited April 2014
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