The Virgin Mary's House, Selcuk
About The Virgin Mary's House, Selcuk
The Virgin Mary's House, Selcuk - Address, Ticket Price
Address: OrmanYolu Park, Ephesus, Turkey, Selcuk,Turkey
Ticket Price: 15 TRY
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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Located on the slopes of the “Bulbul” mountain, this shrine has a wonderful ambience, hidden behind the greenery. The shrine was rediscovered by a German nun, Anne Catherine Emmerich. The legend says, the Virgin Mary spent her last few days on the earth in this House.
The House has that typical Roman architecture, that is, it is made of stone. However, in the 4th century, a church was built combining this house and the grave of the Virgin Mary. Inside the house, there were around four rooms; anteroom, bedroom, praying room and a room with fireplace. Today, only one room beside the altar and some part of the central portion is open for public visit. It is also an important pilgrimage for the devotees.
The Virgin Mary's House Information
- Maintain tranquility within the church.
- No public transport is available to visit this place.
The Virgin Mary's House Ticket Prices
- TL 25 for vehicles.
How To reach The Virgin Mary's House by Public Transport
- By Car
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It's not overly commercialized, only c14 shops out front, which is nice. Unfortunately for me, the house itself is presented less as an artifact and place of historical significance but has instead been converted into a shrine for her followers to pray to her at. I doubt that she would have had a statue of herself on an alter in her own house. I think this would be more appropriate in the future museum of the late Kanye West. I was hoping to find more information venerating Mary's life and explaining as much as is known about her from the various sources in history. Bring lira for the WC, expect a que to get in, and you can make a wish on a wall just down the path from her place.
Unfortunately, the house interior doesn't look like an actual house, but rather a shrine, so you won't get a sense of how the day to day life was 2000 years ago. Nevertheless, if you came all this way to Ephesus, you'll might as well come to a place of historical significance.
The house of the Virgin Mary, it is said that this is where she lived out the last of her life. It is looked after by monks and is a really beautiful little place to visit if you are in the area.
House of Virgin Mary is holy place to visit. There is a small chapel to visit. You can pray at the chapel. Foto is forgotten inside the chapel.
we were there at the start time of Iranian New Year. full of positive energy