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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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Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Of course, it tells you that people had to hide or run away as far as possible from persecutions and/or to practice their beliefs.That is not my thing, however the place is amazingly peaceful, calm and beautiful. You will not disappoint, if you visit the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first stop of the tour. Our tour guide described all the circumstantial evidence that pointed to this being the residence of Jesus' mother. It's a small two room abode which is now a semi-shrine to the Virgin Mary - visitors can light candles and...More

Thank gtangg
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it can't be 100% definitive, this site is well worth visiting. Catholics especially will want to visit since Pope Benedict has also been here. It's established that apostle John did live in Ephesus, and Biblical scripture indicates that he was to look after Mary...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place in the middle of the day after lunch as per our guided Tour Schedule. The place is rich in history. Great place to visit.

Thank Farrukh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think this attraction is worth the trip. This is where Mary supposibly died although i think the evidence is not that strong. We do know for sure though she was in the area. Still a great place to go. Undercover and lots of trees...More

Thank Alli Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place amazes me every time I visit it. If you're in the Ephesus area, don't leave without seeing this fantastic place. It always gives me goose bumps and I always feel blessed to get to visit it.

Thank Whitechris1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not so big but I really liked it. As you get closer to your destination you will see a big golden statue of mother Mary. Then you will have to drive all the way up to the mountain it is just 8 kilometers...More

Thank Attami A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very religious site. Getting very crowded in afternoon, particularly when many cruise ships in Kusadasi.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our tour guide Darvish. Interesting, quiet and peaceful spot along a cool stream. Follow on to Ephesus. Fascinating.

Thank Sonpoppie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meryem Ana Evi, meaning “Mother Mary’s House” in Turkish, Meryem Ana Evi is said to be the last house where the Virgin Mother lived before Her Assumption. It’s believed that she was taken here by John the Baptist shortly after the Crucifixion. Located on Mt....More

Thank Sudhanva S
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11 April 2017|
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Response from Melvyn L | Reviewed this property |
Preferably before 3pm
DurreSameen M
2 September 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.
Simon K
14 May 2015|
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Response from Lorelei M | Reviewed this property |
I suggest getting a contact number for the Catholic Church in Turkey...they can help I am sure.