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Several years after the death of Christ, St. John brought the Virgin Mother to this house located on the slopes of Bülbül Mountain. It is believed the Virgin Mary lived in this house until she died at the age of 64.
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Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Based on the vision of a nun and the Bible's account of Jesus entrusting his mother to St. John and the indication that John was entrusted with preaching in this part of the world they found this house which is not the real house but...More

Thank Llewelyn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is all newish and for me it didn't do anything. All newish so didn;t get any real feeling of it being Mary's House. Nice gardens and you can write a wish.

1  Thank Juliette G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place on the hill, about 3 km away from the Ephesus, nice&old place. It may be important in view of religion but, not so touristic place.

Thank Mehmet A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a religious place. Should visit with politeness and calm. Must walk up the hill with a steep slope. But beautiful, worth visiting.

1  Thank Pannika n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am, on the balance of the available evidence, prepared to accept that this is where Mary The Mother of Jesus ended her days. A very spiritual place.

1  Thank williambb54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here as part of a wider tour to Ephesus. Waste of time - avoid. Its just a very basic house which was filled with rubbish. So 'authentic' that there were broken electric fans dumped in corners. The wall of comments to Mary was...More

Thank NorwichTraveller1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unless you are devoutly religious and believe in fairytales, don’t bother visiting. There is nothing “original” to see but a mock house with a statue in it and a wall with toilet roll and rubbish tied to it.

Thank Ollie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well do not expect to see the “house” it is a version, it is a memorial and of course holy and sacred to many persons, the lighting of the candle and the wishing wall of prayer were more significant, like all tourist places that is...More

Thank Countrygaltravelling
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Because it was near Efes, we couldn't just leave that place without visiting the House of Virgin Marie.

1  Thank Monica S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The Virgin Mary's House is located at the top of Bülbül mountain, it is very peaceful site to visit . it is a small church and considered one of the pilgrimage site. Photos are not allowed inside the church. After visiting church you can light...More

1  Thank adnanmordeniz
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10 September 2017|
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Response from Can A | Reviewed this property |
hello, i am from Selcuk. if you WhatsApp me +905350888247 .i can ask to Mary's house. there is phone numbers and mails.
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11 April 2017|
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Response from MertU25 | Reviewed this property |
The opening hours are like following : January 8 00 - 17 00 February 8 00 - 17 00 March 8 00 - 18 00 April 8 00 - 18 00 May 8 00 - 18 00 June 8 00 - 18 00 July 8 00 - 18 00 August 8 00 - 18 00 September 8 00 - 18 00 October... More
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.