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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  • OK. It's very much a shrine, and likely was not Mary's house. The grounds are nice however and it was an interesting road up the hill to it. 
    OK. It's very much a shrine, and likely was not Mary's house. The grounds are nice however and it was an interesting road up the hill to it.  more »
  • We are not religious people but still took the drive up here as it is supposedly the house where Mary spent the last years of her life, so very historical. The drive up the mountain is scenic but the....  more
    We are not religious people but still took the drive up here as it is supposedly the house where Mary spent the last years of her life, so very historical. The drive up the mountain is scenic but the....  more »
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  • It was beautiful and strangely calm place. I had all the good feels. The place is located on a hill, you have to drive up there. Then you’ll have to walk a long way to the House. We went in winters so it was good to walk up there but I think in summers it would be a little hard if it is hot. You are not allowed to take pictures inside the House of Virgin Mary. You can go in with respect as many times as you want to. It was a great experience. You can also take a candle and make a wish!
  • Beautiful Property and pastoral surroundings. The Water Closet’s urinals are the best in the world. Pee with a beautiful view of the hillside while birds sing sweet songs

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