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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. 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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  • This site does not attract as many tourists as Ephesus. It was once an incredible church--see the model of it at the top of the site in the direction of the castle. In the background is the Selcuk Cas...  more »
  • Referred to as the apostle John St. John or the book of revelation, the author of the fourth Gospel and the marble tomb of the Emperor Justinian and his wife, the Church where by was built and it is also a token of some columns in the yard on the titles of monograms. The interior of the Church floor mosaic-covered ruins today but excavations from remained ongoing. Visit of the Church atop ayasuluk a wonderful landscape, you complete with seyiri. Çıkalacağı Hill alone in addition to drink water, comfortable clothes and shoes giyilmesinin possession.
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  • When you underdtand what you are looking at then the olace makes lots of sense. I am very familiar with ancient Byzantine churches so i understood the laid out of the building otherwise it will be jus...  more »
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  • Must see, admire, a fabulous place ...
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  • The gushing all over Selçuğun
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