House Of The Virgin Mary

House Of The Virgin Mary

House Of The Virgin Mary

Located on Bülbül Mountain in the Selçuk district of Izmir, about 7 kms from the ancient city of Ephesus, the House of the Virgin Mary is a rare attraction. It is an important point of faith tourism for Christians as well as being visited with interest by Muslims. It is believed that after the death of Jesus, the Virgin Mary came to Izmir from the city of Jerusalem and lived in this house. The story of the discovery of the house of the Virgin Mary, which the pope had visited in previous years, is also quite interesting. Anna Katharina Emmerick, who lived in Germany in the 18.century, dreams that the house where the Virgin Mary lived is on The Nightingale Mountain behind Ephesus, adds various descriptions and collects all the details in a book. As a result of research based on the book that attracted the interest of the Christian world, the House of the Virgin Mary, which is considered holy, is found. The House of the Virgin Mary, in ruins when it was found by explorers in 1891, is declared a place of pilgrimage by the Vatican. The first visit also took place on May 20, 1896, with an attendance of 600 people. The structure was extensively restored in 1951, giving it a complete church function; It was visited by Pope Francis VI. Paul, Pope John II. Jean Paul and Pope XVI Benedict in 1967, 1979, and 2006, respectively. The Virgin Mary's House, which has a lot of tourist importance and is especially frequented by visitors during the summer months, has a wide attendance twice a year. Also open rites are held every morning to Catholics and other participants.

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  • sudekilic
    06.10.2022 08:16

    Müze kartla giriliyormu.

  • aysenurgunduzz
    07.07.2022 13:00

    Kişi başı 15tl Otopark ücreti ise 25tl

  • casilyas
    03.06.2022 06:26

    2022 giriş ücreti hakkında bilgisi olan var mi

  • eTZfgutZ
    24.08.2022 09:55

    It's an interesting place to visit, unfortunately local tourism underestimates this place, whether for religious bias or lack of interest. Everyone tells you to take a taxi if you want to go, even if you go to the minibus station, which is not true, there are minibuses that go near and you can walk there. Definitely easier if you happen to have a car, but a great chance for backpackers and adventurers.

    30.09.2021 13:47



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