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St Pierre Kilisesi

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Address: Hatay, Antakya, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 326 214 9217

Первая христианская церковь

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Must see in Anyakya

I visited this place twice in 2 city trips to Antakya. The church is good, around the church should be cleaner. Walking there from the city in a good weather was awesome if you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Yalçın K
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unusually for Turkey this ancient site is not really worth the entrance fee unless you are very religious. There is not much to see and very little information provided. If I was pressed for time I would not bother with this one.

Thank Throy
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place twice in 2 city trips to Antakya. The church is good, around the church should be cleaner. Walking there from the city in a good weather was awesome if you like city walks. It has a nice city view too.

Thank Yalçın K
mid england
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The old stone church is a really beautiful building, apparently the first Christian church built, it goes right into the rock face and really does make goose bumps !!!!

Thank kayaMidEngland
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

A place when you return in the past. I met friendly people and tasty kitchen. Antakya is not a big city but is very attractive and quiet .You can visit the old city and buy a lot of interesting souvenirs. I think there is the best olive soap. Antakia isnt an expensive place. I reccomand it. I will return there... More 

Thank Chiorean N
Detroit, Michigan
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52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The Antioch church is one of the most profound Christian church in the Bible. I felt the spirit still dwelling strongly in Antioch. They were called Christians first in Antioch. This place gave a new meaning while reading the book of Acts. For only 5 TL.

Thank FatherofIssac
Antalya, Turkey
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195 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The first thing to say is that you should not be put off by the exterior. The outside of the church has been totally removated and it has given the place the look of a modern building. However, once you step inside you cannot fail to be moved by the simplicity and the age of the place. The staff are... More 

Thank Antalyaman
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83 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is difficult to reach. Inside was dissapointing. There was not much to see. Energy inside felt like caved in.

Thank ufukonen
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I found this spot to be pricey for what you get. Admission is 15tl and there is exactly one sign with information about the history of the church. While it has been nicely restored, there is a lot more that can be done to make it a better visitor experience - especially for people ignorant of the history...

Thank eysa21
Tampa, Florida
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91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Took a quick stroll to the top of the hill where we found this little cave with the oldest church in the region. Well maintained & the view from the terrace is a breath taking overlooking Antakya.

Thank 2World_Travelers_USA
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Fascinating historical significance to enter the FIRST church of CHRIST with St Peter, Paul, and Luke. Humiliating to stand in this spartan cave where these first great Christians stood and prayed to God. I drank from the natural well where these first Christians also drank and baptized. WONDERFUL AND VERY ENRICHING FOR THE SPIRIT AND SOUL.

Thank Jkretsch

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