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The Basilica of Saint John, Selcuk

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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A site of great religious and historical significance, The Basilica of Saint John draws visitors to the remains of its impressive architecture. The monumental cathedral was built by the Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century in place of an older church that covered the tomb of John the Apostle. While it stood, the basilica was one of the largest and most magnificent churches in Christendom and attracted pilgrims from around the globe. Even today you can get a sense of its grandeur just by looking at the remains of the impressive stonework. You can also visit the saint's burial place. Admission for the basilica includes a visit to the nearby castle, where you can see a replica of the structure and admire the panoramic view of the city. Put The Basilica of Saint John and other Selcuk attractions into our Selcuk trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • First visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our time. The ruins are well presented and the information boards are very useful. It was certainly worth the 10 ytl admission. 
  • This place is truly brilliant! It had so much history! It is worth the visit! I would recommend a tour guild as there wasnt much information around and it is a big area with so much to see!! It would ...  read more »
  • We had visited the mosque then walked up the street to the Basilica. 10tl entrance fee we were just two of no more than 10 people visiting. The views out across Selcuk and out to the sea were magnific...  read more »
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