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  • Address: Ephesus, Turkey

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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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 139 Reviews

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

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
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 Highlights Day Tour from Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Cultural Tours
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Ephesus Highlights Day Tour from Kusadasi

Discover the ruins of an ancient city and tread in the footsteps of biblical figures during this private tour of Ephesus from Kusadasi. Enjoy the expertise of ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $99.00
Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir, Izmir, Day Trips
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Private Biblical Ephesus Full-Day Tour From Izmir

Step back in time and explore Turkey’s colorful history on this private full-day tour of Ephesus from Izmir. Visit the Temple of Artemis — one of the Seven ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: Flexible

From USD $179.00
Small-Group Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul, Istanbul, Full-day Tours
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Small-Group Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary Day Trip from Istanbul

4.5 star rating: Recommended 75 Reviews

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.)

From USD $345.00
Ephesus Day Trip From Istanbul by Air, Istanbul, Day Trips
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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 $325.74
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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Delve into ancient history on this private 7-hour Ephesus and The House of Virgin Mary tour, from Kusadasi. Jump in your air-conditioned vehicle and set out ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.00
Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting, ... 
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Ancient Ephesus tour with Mother's Mary House and visit to old village Sirince with wine tasting

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit 3 different places in 1 day. Firstly ancient ruins of Ephesus which is the best-preserved ancient city in Turkey. It is a must see  while visiting ...  Read more

Location: Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.86
Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi, Kusadasi, Day Trips
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Ephesus Small Group Tour From Kusadasi

Discover Ephesus with the small group tours of locals. The tour is included visit to the Ephesus Ancient City, House of Virgin Mary, Temple of Artemis, Isabey ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.35

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