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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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  • It was heart touching to see the place, the tomb of John, and how the church was built around it, not very crowded. 
  • Unfortunately there's not much left to see of this basilica, however, still part of the history of this country
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  • Have to use a lot of imagination to enjoy what ruins are left of this place. Only interesting because Constantine ans then later Justinian built churches here and because John was around the area. 
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  • Great antique place!
  • 基督教聖地
  • Must see, admire, a fabulous place ...
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  • The gushing all over Selçuğun
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