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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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  • Meski hanya reruntuhan, cukup jelas gambaran yang diberikan pihak museum mengenai kondisi asli tempat ini. Dari reruntuhan tampak benteng di bukit dan masjid Isa bey di lembah. Saat kami berkunjung, a...  more »
  • It is known as one of the holy seven churches ! It is believed that the Apostle St. John came to Ephesus and worked there to spread Christianity ! He died in Ephesus and it is believed that his burial...  more »
  • On the Hill are the ruins Ayasoluk (. 6) of the Basilica of St. John, where would be the tomb of St. John. The site provides a bel avista in town. On sunny days, take sunscreen and hat.
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  • Must see, admire, a fabulous place ...
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  • The gushing all over Selçuğun
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