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That's a really glorious place. There's a huge door at the enterance of this place and it makes the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Very impressive but walk carefully!!!

This is a place of great historical importance and worthy of a visit. But while we were there one... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

That's a really glorious place. There's a huge door at the enterance of this place and it makes the Basilica look like a fortress. Definitely, it's a place to be seen.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank phillosophicum
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is a place of great historical importance and worthy of a visit. But while we were there one person fell down and cut her lip and damaged the nose - because she was not looking down when walking and tripped on the cobblestones.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SMChico2
Reviewed 8 November 2018

On our way to Ephesus our private guide Faruk Ozer recommended that we stop at the Basilica of St. John. The site is just on the outskirts of Selcuk near Ephesus. The site is very interesting and very accessible as it does not attract the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brucec617
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Allow lots of time to walk around and browse. Lots of see here with different ages of history to read about.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Juliette G
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

You can find the little stones of saint church everywhere around. It is not a church now. There are just ruins with empty tomb.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Светлана М
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Here St. John was buried and later Justinian built a massive basilica around him. John is supposed to have accompanied Christ’s mother here where she is also buried further up the road - i skipped that one.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

After touring the ancient city of Ephesus, we went to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by what was there to see. We saw models of how this once incredible Cathedral looked during...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PT1102
Reviewed 26 June 2018

It is a holy place with a small cast where you see and feel how big it is Ruins also give you the whole feeling

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LaleErgin
Reviewed 22 June 2018

The location is beautiful. Sits underneath a castle located up on top of the hill. What we found of great interest was the baptistry which had three steps going down on the one side and then three steps to come up on the other side....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Larry Z
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Significant in the Roman Catholic Religion, this church was built by Emperor Justinian (The Great), of Hagia Sophia fame, therefore you can see similarities to other Byzantian structures when looking at the scale model. It was a huge church and, seeing it was built mainly...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DirkW107
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