The Basilica of Saint John, Selcuk

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Selcuk attractions like The Basilica of Saint John can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I did not know of the existence of this basilica built by San Juan. The place is huge, is a sentence that is not very marked which makes it difficult to know what means each place. It is equally worth a visit before visiting the House of the Virgin Mary.
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  • This place is located in the centre of the city. It has many arches and pillars. It is under renovation with a nice garden nearby.  more »
  • Sandberg Center and captain ... don't blame yourself for the realm that are considered sensitive. Just past in Anatolia with us you will see that it is written. A must see, what needs to be examined.
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  • Well preserved ruins of an old church. Cheap entry and a great view of the area from the top. Worth the walk up!
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  • Remains of St. John's Basilica over the grave of John the Evangelist.
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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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