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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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We went there with our guide but due to covid. there were not too much people. i liked but i also like to meet new people with was not there, more »
Sadly I did not have anything close to the spiritual experience that some of the reviewers talk about. The house was covered in COVID signage which completely ruined any rustic photogenic aspects and.... more »
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Very solemn place. Great location to reflect. Taxi from town including 45 minutes waiting costs 140 Turkish Lira (return/2 way). It's only 15 minutes drive from town. Best to go very early in the morning. We arrived around 8.30 and only few visitors around.
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