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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  • In the Cathedral of St. John in the cell axes are in John's Tomb. Only now, but historically I religiously famous place.
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  • The basilica is so spacious and contain the tomb of St. John, the one who wrote bible. It completed with small chapel, baptis room, and cistern (or water palace). We were accompanied by Mr. Abdullah, ...  more »
  • Came here not expecting much and it didn't surprise me. Didn't really compare to Ephesus. Note: there was a guy trying to sell me 'roman coins' that he dug up. These are 100% fake. He's a great story ...  more »
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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!
  • Historic layers of settlements
  • Great antique place!
  • Efesten-best place after. Sandberg ta from the ancient city of Ephesus after most liked this place. You can get to the Castle at the end of the road. Jesus is the youngest of the tomb of Saint John from havarilet. He then built the Church and the Castle. It takes an hour or so large it is always a pleasure.
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  • IN THE BIBLE JESUS CHRIST. 'İNYAYILMASI THE GOSPEL THE APOSTLE OF IZMIR IZMIR KILİSESİ. AMEN.
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