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Cathedral of St.John the Evangelist

3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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After touring the ancient city of Ephesus, we went to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PT1102
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Altoona, Iowa
People come here aa a pilgrim

It is a holy place with a small cast where you see and feel how big it is Ruins also give you the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LaleErgin
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3.5 km from the Ephesus archeological site, Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring the ancient city of Ephesus, we went to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by what was there to see. We saw models of how this once incredible Cathedral looked during...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a holy place with a small cast where you see and feel how big it is Ruins also give you the whole feeling

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is beautiful. Sits underneath a castle located up on top of the hill. What we found of great interest was the baptistry which had three steps going down on the one side and then three steps to come up on the other side....More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Significant in the Roman Catholic Religion, this church was built by Emperor Justinian (The Great), of Hagia Sophia fame, therefore you can see similarities to other Byzantian structures when looking at the scale model. It was a huge church and, seeing it was built mainly...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

As you walk through the gate you realise just how large the site is, not all of it is standing due to an earthquake many years ago. The stone was robbed to build the castle you can see on the next hill. The view is...More

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is definitely a must see attraction in Selçuk. The basilica was built over the tomb of the apostle St John. It must have been one of the biggest churches in the world when built in Byzantine times. Although the basic structure of a church...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Need a few hours to see this properly... Not many tourists this time of year so had a really good look around and had bought the book from across the road where the cafe is which was really helpful and the coffe good! Good photo...More

Thank Jan W
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This site is believed to be the actual spot of the church built by John the Apostle (as per Christian faith). In ancient times, it was built as a church however the remains can be seen now. There is an entry ticket of 10TL per...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This lovely site has some information boards, and some further work is going on, but more explanation would be great. Sits just below the great ruined Castle. Both well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

It was so nice visiting this place, for so long I was waiting to come here as well, and as soon as we entered I felt a huge connection and started imagining how everything was back in the 6th Century. Just to point out something,...More

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