Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Selcuk

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Thought to be the house of Mary, the mother of Jesus, until her death, the ancient ruins of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) is now a shrine for Catholics. Travelers on a pilgrimage often make the small stone house a stopping point. Inside the chapel is an altar beside a large statue of the Virgin Mary. As you look to your right you will see the smaller room where Mary is thought to have slept. Outside the shrine is a beautiful fountain, which many believe has spiritual healing powers. Before you go, it is traditional to leave a prayer in the "wishing wall." To visit Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and other attractions in Selcuk, use our Selcuk trip planner.
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  • Visiting the Virgin Mary’s house was surreal. The entire park was beautiful including a small church surrounded by gardens and trees. 
    Visiting the Virgin Mary’s house was surreal. The entire park was beautiful including a small church surrounded by gardens and trees.  more »
  • Totally underwhelmed and disappointed with this site, huge hype for what is basically a small church high up in the hills. If you are religious then it might be for you but not worth the time and... 
    Totally underwhelmed and disappointed with this site, huge hype for what is basically a small church high up in the hills. If you are religious then it might be for you but not worth the time and...  more »
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  • Peace of mind can be felt here the moment u enter this miraculous place. Very beautiful religious place. Well maintained and cleanliness can be seen all around the premises. The entrance fees to the shrine is 10€. Please dress appropriately or else u wont be allowed to enter inside Suviners r a bit expensive.
  • The House of Virgin Mary is a very quiet, calm and spiritual place. You can take a walk through this house but no pictures are allowed. It's beloved that the Virgin Mary had spent her last days in the vicinity of Ephesus and that she had died there. There are a few souvenir shops and washrooms too.

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