Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk

(4/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Thought to be the house of Mary, the mother of Jesus, until her death, the ancient ruins of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) is now a shrine for Catholics. Travelers on a pilgrimage often make the small stone house a stopping point. Inside the chapel is an altar beside a large statue of the Virgin Mary. As you look to your right you will see the smaller room where Mary is thought to have slept. Outside the shrine is a beautiful fountain, which many believe has spiritual healing powers. Before you go, it is traditional to leave a prayer in the "wishing wall." Arrange your visit to Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Selcuk using our Selcuk trip itinerary planner.
Create a full Selcuk itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Selcuk

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Selcuk by other users

6 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Istanbul, Goreme & Selcuk BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM URUGUAY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA August, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Turkish Aegean Coast BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM KUWAIT May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • In the past, the Pope visited the Church of the three. The Museum card is not valid. they take both at the entrance from the car people in both car free from.
    View original
  • After a visit to Ephesus, I went up there I go let's go without seeing a place priority must say I decided saying "the House of the Virgin Mary, the municipality of selçuk Ephesus Museum card you use when entering here from Ephesus Virgin Mary 6 km ascent path doesn't exist in the Fain have mother going by car and parking money you have to pay also the input of money that you can go see him when you go to the parties but may be visited until the pictures don't have another part of the entry fee $10 per vehicle and $10 per person
    View original
  • I hope it's a very nice internal date ice will have the opportunity to come in again Kua. our friend we came from. This genre has taken its place among the unforgettable memories in our lives
    View original
Google
  • Good place to visit if you are religious. Otherwise it's a very small room with a statue of Mary with no arms. No pictures are allowed inside. Only the foundation was left, the rest was built up by archeologists.
  • In1961 Pope John XXIII made known that ceremonies could be performed in the House of the Virgin Mary discussions about the place were subdued and the number of visitors gradually increased. The house was declared a place of pilgrimage. In 1967 Pope Paul VI and in 1979 Pope John Paul II visited. Nov. 29, 2006 Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass at the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus.
  • A very nice place. Peaceful. There is a wall where you can write a wish on paper, put it on the wall.... And the wish will come true. Also there are some magical Springs... You can drink magical water.
  • Very good place. Peaceful and feeling impressive. Come and visit here :))
  • Lovely place to visit, They say that St. John under the cross brought Mary here with him after the death of Jesus. Very small, when I visited they would not let you take photos inside. There is a long wall were pilgrims tie pieces of white cloth to receive graces.