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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Have been to 3 different countries claiming to have the Virgin Mary's House and this being one of them . Wouldn't go to this one as a one off , but our visit was part of our trip to Ephesus so it was a bonus...More

Thank briannash2
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Whether you believe the story told depends on whether you are a believer. This site is based on the dream of a nun in Germany in the 1800's. She dreamed that Mary's house was located here. There was some digging to discover the foundations of...More

Thank Varty_10
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Amazing place to go visit, with lots of history we had amazing guide from regal travel we booked from hotel rep smaller group better.

Thank Irishmike2014
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Not a whole lot to SEE here but people come by the busload. Its a nice tranquil place. You can bottle some of the "holy" water to take with you.

Thank lucycan
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

I was completely unaware of the last days of Mary (Maryam) in Ephesus, Turkey. A worthwhile drive to see a very short guide tour of the house. The four holy water wells also add a touch of magic

Thank AKIsaacs
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely visit. Said our prayers inside the house and drank from the springs. Left a note in the prayer wall for our intentions. Unfortunately, we were not able to hear mass as the website information was not updated. For now, daily masses are at 6:15pm.

Thank Jen M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

the place were mother mary was kept safely from the enemies,it was more like a safe house of those times.you cannot click photos inside the church.do light candles and ask for a wish.also carry empty bottle to fill it up with holy water and also...More

Thank dharmishmehta
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Mary's House was not as I expected it to be. It was a small building (donations welcome!) and was so peaceful and quiet. There were no photos allowed inside. You can light a candle outside of the building and sit and have some time to...More

Thank Hailsk2411
Reviewed 19 September 2017

When it comes to things ancient I want it to be that - ancient. I understand restoring things to their formal glory will preserve for the future generations, but when the restoration takes away their formal glory - maybe not. The House of Mary is...More

Thank Fanus W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

During our holiday in Kusadasi, we decided to visit the Virgin Mary's House. This place is very suggestive. The house is very nice and all the area is clean and well maintained. Come and visit this site!!

Thank JesSal4
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10 September 2017|
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Response from DrSincereTraveller | Reviewed this property |
There is a functional Christian church so I believe a church wedding could be possible. But a wedding ceremony may be rejected. The reason for a rejection of this request would probably be that too many couples would... More
11 April 2017|
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Response from Mert U | 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
DurreSameen M
1 September 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.