Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk

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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.
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  • Still trying to figure out how Mary got here, but one thing I'm sure of, you don't want to bring your camera inside with the idea of taking pictures. There is a nun sitting in the shadows and she will...  more »
  • It is very difficult to "rate" a holy site; a site is holy because believers believe it to be holy. That said, do take note of reviews that suggest you go as individuals and not as a group; do hang ar...  more »
  • A Historical and a Holy site, nestled away amongst nature, incredibly peaceful, very serene and absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity to visit here. It is a small house up in the mountain w...  more »
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  • have an honor to visit this place. Place where Virgin Marry spend her last days. Adventurous as i walked to that point and then came back. beautifully organized place. place worth to see.
  • House of Virgin Mary is holy place to visit. There is a small chapel to visit. You can pray at the chapel. Foto is forgotten inside the chapel.
  • A must place to visit for any christian traveller. Of great historic and religious importance. The place where virgin Mary spend her final days.
  • Powefull place for open people. Place thas is full of peace and inner joyce.
  • Beautiful worth going too never miss going every Sunday 5stars

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Where to stay in Selcuk

Though its close proximity to Ephesus puts the small town of Selçuk on the map, you'll find just a handful of guesthouses in the immediate area. Many are small and family operated--and budget-friendly--and some offer free shuttles to nearby Roman ruins. For more upscale options, explore the hotels a few miles east of Selçuk in the hillside town of Sirince. For luxury accommodations, you'll have to venture farther west to the coast for four- and five-star seaside resorts.
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