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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Selcuk 35100, Turkey
+90 232 894 10 12
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 February 2005

This has got to be one of the best parts of any cruise. The trip is by bus and travels up the mountain right up by the house. The bus will park in a big parking lot right up in the middle of the mountain...More

38  Thank Journey1577
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 November 2011

This review is based upon a tourist site, and is not meant to be an opinion concerning religion or faith. This house was "discovered" in 1881 based on the "visions" of a German woman contained in a book written in Munich in 1852. She "saw"...More

7  Thank ArthurMF
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On a pilgrimage to this holy place and it's worth visiting on a regular visit or tour. We were fortunate in that the bus drove us to the top of the hill so we did not have to climb up the mile and a half.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a place for those who believe in d faith. It’s beautiful. N well maintained place. But if u r running short of time can be given a miss

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very eye opening I’m not religious but this humbling to visit well worth a visit ,this is where Mary hid in exlle until she died

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views are good ,it is up the hill where Virgin Mary has spend her last days . The place was discovered somewhere in 1956 . The place came in the dreams of some nun. This place is for worship and love. People tie their...More

1  Thank manjula72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of people come here.. and it was nice to see that now you can pay the entrance fee on the parking place.. It makes it so easy to come to the entrance and to move forward.. Much better now than some years ago....More

Thank ghwoman50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are great on the way to the destination. You can view Selcuk area while moving up. Do take note that once you reached the area, there is no high view on top. One of UNESCO world heritage site. Believed to be the last...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Difficult to get there unless tour or hired Transportation. Will it worth? It did for me, liked the place, small yes, of course is not a recognized religious site but for the ones that believe it is. Quite peaceful.

1  Thank RoxLima
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place where John took Mary to live Her home is now a shrine. Lovely serene area and you could have a very pleasant stroll here. On the way up to the shrine you’ll see a big pool previously used for baptism. There’s also a...More

2  Thank Simonfss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Peaceful wooded setting and contemplative atmosphere, mostly pilgrimage site, a little too busy due to the many tour buses.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not relugious and was a bit sceptic about this attraction. But I was really impressed. First road goes between cotton fields, olive, pomegrande and mandarine gardens, then road goes in the mountaines. I'm from northen and flat region, so it was very exiting. And...More

2  Thank Olga V
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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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1 September 2015|
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Response from Wojtek N | Reviewed this property |
Hello, no idea about public transportation. We have used taxi.