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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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  • But it is better to go around May or September when the weather is cooler and the place less crowded, especially if you really want to sit down for a while and pray in silence. Across the basilica, th...  more »
  • A Basilica that was built in the 6th century by Justinian the first to cover the burial site of St John the baptist. Unfortunately not much of the basilica is left standing. There is a roped off area ...  more »
  • As the hotel we stayed in was at the bottom with a tremendous view up to the castle/basilica, it would have been rude not to visit. The entrance fee was 10tl per adult and we'll worth the charge. Once...  more »
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