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Mary?s House - Meryemana, Selcuk: 12 reviews and 36 photos

  Entrance to the Chapel
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      Chapel Exit with Bedroom Area
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      The Original and Renovation Walls
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  • House of Mary ( Maryema Ana ) - Selcuk
  • House of Mary ( Maryema Ana ) - Selcuk

The actual reconstructed chapel built over the site of the Virgin's residence is very small. A rough outer stone wall largely dates from the late 19th Century with a line of red on the exterior separating the original ruins from the recent renovation. Long lines precede entrance to the building where photography is strictly prohibited. A small front room contains candles brought by pilgrims and the larger rear room is a chapel with a small altar. A room to the right represents the area believed to have been sleeping quarters. These features can be seen on exterior views.

The spring so prominently mentioned in the description by the German nun Emmerich no longer runs through the bedroom but has been been diverted to two exterior fountains. The water is believed to have healing powers and many visitors avail themselves of the somewhat mineral-tasting water.

On the last image, a message wall stands adjacent the fountains, filled with written supplications and prayers. As were watched, numerous missives were attached to the wall by visitors.

Directions: 8km from Ephesus through a steep but well maintained road

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 1, 2008
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