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Huis van de Maagd Maria (Meryem Ana Evi)
Huis van de Maagd Maria (Meryem Ana Evi)

Huis van de Maagd Maria (Meryem Ana Evi)

Free admission
Ephesus

Praktische info

Eenmaal in Orman Yolu Park zijn er tal van borden beschikbaar vanaf zowel de bovenste als de onderste ingangen die je naar het huis leiden, volg gewoon de borden met Meryemana.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • St. Mary’s House is an ideal stopover for people visiting Ephesus and want to know more about Christian history.
  • Bring Turkish Liras with for the small entrance fee.
  • Remember your passport, as guards may ask for ID.
  • No photos are allowed inside the house.
  • Dress appropriately: no shorts or skirts above the knees, cover your shoulders.
  • Those in wheelchairs are welcome.
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How to Get There

St. Mary’s House is located on Mt. Koressos near the Aegean coastline, about a 15-minute drive from Ephesus. Public transportation reaches the site, either drive or book a tour from Ephesus that includes a visit to the house. If you prefer driving, stop at the northern gate of Ephesus and walk about 2 miles (5 kilometers). Once in Orman Yolu Park, follow the signs for Meryemana, which is Turkish for St. Mary’s House.

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When to Get There

St. Mary’s House is open year-round, with extended hours from March to October. Visit the house in the morning and before closing time as it is quieter and the temperature is cooler. If you would like to experience the mass, come on a Sunday around 10:30am. In general, the weather in the region is the most pleasant from June to August.

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Wildcard

Is It Mary’s House? While no conclusive evidence that declaratively supports the theory that Mary had spent the last years in Ephesus, there have been certain meaningful actions by papal authorities to authenticate the history of this house, however symbolic. Since 1896, several popes—Pope Leo XIII, Pope Pius XII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, and Pope Benedict XVI— have all visited the abode.

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