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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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  • The Basilica St. John has long been one of the largest (the seventh by size) and sumptuous of Christendom. So only ruins remain, they evoke not least the presence of the tomb of the apostle John, whose location is indicated. Columns and doors, as well as the remains of the baptistery, allow to get a good idea of what could be this set at the time of its glory. Whether we are religious or not, can only be moved by these ruins erected at the foot of the Castle erected at the location where John would have written his Gospel, one of the masterpieces of world literature. The view on the surrounding landscape is great.
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  • This site was of moderate interest. However, the best part of this site is the context it gives geographically for the ruins of Ephesus. There is a really cool topographical map at the site helped me ...  more »
  • The entrance fee is 10 turkish lira but it covers both st john's basilica and ayasoluk castle, which is located further up from st john's basilica. An enriching visit where u get to pick up some knowl...  more »
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  • Great antique place!
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  • Must see, admire, a fabulous place ...
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