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St Mary's House

A holy shrine to the supposed death place of St. Mary, the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus is a standing testament to the home of the beloved mother of Jesus. Many believe that the house was indeed the place where she spent her final days, and today you can visit the restored stone house, which now serves as a chapel.

Serving as sacred territory for Christians and Muslims alike, the significance of the house has called hundreds of thousands of visitors and pilgrims since its discovery in the 19th-century. Remnants of the chapel date as far back as the 6th-century, and serves as the place where its caretakers, the Lazarist Fathers, conduct mass every day. Despite the altar placed within, the house still contains a bedroom and kitchen, decorated with pictures of Mary and candles.

Many believe that the spring that runs beneath the house is blessed and possesses the power to heal, and once you enter the house, you can see left behind crutches and other apparatus’ that were apparently left behind amid miracles.

Practical Info

Once in Orman Yolu Park, there are plenty of signs available from both the upper and lower entrances that will guide you to the house, just follow the ones that say Meryemana, Turkish for House of the Virgin.

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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir, Izmir, null
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Ephesus and St. Mary's House Day Trip from Izmir

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No trip to Turkey is complete without exploring the ancient ruins of Ephesus - the best-preserved classical city in the eastern Mediterranean. You will also ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House, Izmir, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Ephesus and St. Mary's House

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On this privately guided tour, journey to ancient Ephesus with such sites as the ruins of the Great Theatre, the Library of Celsius and the Temple of Hadrian, ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.75
Small-Group Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul, Istanbul, Private ... 
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Small-Group Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

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Rewind 2,000 years on this day trip to incredible Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary from Istanbul, including round-trip flights. Fly to Izmir and drive to ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

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Best of Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi: Temple of Artemis, St John Basilica, Isa Bey Mosque, Kusadasi, ... 
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Best of Ephesus Tour From Kusadasi: Temple of Artemis, St John Basilica, Isa Bey Mosque

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There are many ways of touring in Ephesus and this tour is for the ones who are deeply interested in archaeology and history lovers. You will not only visit ...  Read more

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Ephesus Half Day Guided Tour from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Cultural Tours
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Ephesus Half Day Guided Tour from Kusadasi

Spend your day in Kusadasi vising the ancient city of Ephesus with House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis. With your expert guide explore this historical ...  Read more

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.00
Ephesus Ruins, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis Tour from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Half-day ... 
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Ephesus Ruins, House of Virgin Mary and Temple of Artemis Tour from Kusadasi

Join a full-day guided tour from Kusadasi and explore the remarkable ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus. Visit the last documented residence of the Virgin ...  Read more

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Ephesus Day Trip From Istanbul by Air, Istanbul, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Ephesus Day Trip From Istanbul by Air

If you are visiting Istanbul and have limited time to explore the rest of Turkey, then this tour is for you!  Don't miss the opportunity to visit Ephesus, one ...  Read more

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $268.52
Small-Group Best of Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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Small-Group Best of Ephesus Tour from Kusadasi Port

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A small-group tour. You will visit Ephesus, Virgin Mary`s House and Temple of Artemis. You will enjoy authentic local lunch and carpet demonstration.

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.42
Private Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Tour from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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Private Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary Tour from Kusadasi

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Private 7 hour tour for Ephesus Ancient City, The House of Virgin Mary, The Church of Saint John and the ruins of the Temple of Artemis including an ...  Read more

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Legendary Ephesus Full Day From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Legendary Ephesus Full Day From Kusadasi

The best private Ephesus tour of all time! Good choice for ones who are deeply interested in archaeology and Roman history. You will not only visit Ephesus but ...  Read more

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $100.00

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