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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  • It is the house where he lived his last days the Virgin Mary, Chiquita very symbolic. I would be more respectful of the people who visit
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  • The sight was interesting and the house is now a chapel. There was a guard who made sure that he blocked the inside of the church so one could not take a picture of the inside. The house itself is ver...  more »
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  • Worth the Visit if you're in the area. The location is beautiful and peaceful. There's a plaque detailing why this is considered the last home of Mary. When you arrive you can read the plaque and see the entire area. There's not a lot of description on the home/chapel itself and pictures are not allowed inside. Regardless, it's worth a look see. On the way, you'll see a large statue of the Virgin along the road. It's a nice memorial celebrating the area as the last home of Mary. Stop and take a few pics and enjoy the serenity of the area.
  • The house is believed to be the home of Mary the mother of Jesus Christ, which is near the old city of Ephesus. There is a church inside the complex, and also water fountain that is believed to be holy water as well. The house itself is nicely reserved, Catholics can pray inside and light a candle as well, and also there is a wall of pray outside the house where people write down their prayers on a piece of paper and then stick it to the wall near the water fountain.
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