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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 yesterday via mobile

The place where John took Mary to live Her home is now a shrine. Lovely serene area and you could have a very pleasant stroll here. On the way up to the shrine you’ll see a big pool previously used for baptism. There’s also a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Peaceful wooded setting and contemplative atmosphere, mostly pilgrimage site, a little too busy due to the many tour buses.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm not relugious and was a bit sceptic about this attraction. But I was really impressed. First road goes between cotton fields, olive, pomegrande and mandarine gardens, then road goes in the mountaines. I'm from northen and flat region, so it was very exiting. And...More

1  Thank Olga V
Reviewed 4 days ago

we were very luck as our tour guide take us early to Virgen Mary House , and it was not so many people, of course the queue was very small, I went twice inside the house, wuaw so good

1  Thank 268elisabethn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being agnostic and generally very dismissive of religion, we visited due to our interest in ancient history, much in same vien as visiting the temple of artemis. However I was totally surprised by the feeling of peace and serenity which washed over me whilst inside...More

1  Thank Jenny3hats
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting place on the back of its religious stance. Not much to see or do but worth a visit on way to Ephesus. Many people on pilgrimage. My rating probably tarnished by being agnostic.

Thank Pipion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a most important part of the effises trip is the visit to mother marys house in the bulbul mountains.the place is so peaceful and serene the atmosphere inside the small house is the most holy i have experienced.

1  Thank Rush401
Reviewed 1 week ago

The virgin Mary house was at the top of a mountain,10 minute drive from the main road of Ephesus. For a passionate Christian believer It could be very emotional and interesting experience, but in my opinion there was not so much to see except virgin...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never knew about this site until I got to turkey As soon as I saw the background I knew I had to visit Amazing visit that would quite surreal to visit especially Especially if u are either catholic and / or Christian a must visit...More

Thank themanthemyth1688
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a package deal, Ephesus and St Mary's house are more or less close by and it's beautiful to experience both in the same day. We booked a taxi for the day as opposed to a conventional tour and it worked out slightly...More

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10 September 2017|
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Response from Can A | Reviewed this property |
hello, i am from Selcuk. if you WhatsApp me +905350888247 .i can ask to Mary's house. there is phone numbers and mails.
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11 April 2017|
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Response from MertU25 | 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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2 September 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.