House of the Virgin Mary

House Of The Virgin Mary: A Retreating House

 

If we were asked to tell the most important names in Christian world, one of the first names comes to mind would be Saint Mary. I mean, she is the mother of Jesus, right? She has a free pass for life.

 

In Turkey, near ancient Ephesus city there is a special house. On the top of Mount Aladag, stand the House of Virgin Mary. A tiny stone house is known as where Mary lived from 37 A.D. until her death in 48 A.D and spent her last days after Christ’s Ascension to Heaven. It is the retreat house of Saint Mary, that is now a place of pilgrimage. People are wishing wealth, health and their desires on the wishing wall and discovering the rooms where Mother Mary slept and ate.

 

The house was visited by the Popes Leo XIII, Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI; so the validity of the place is proven.

 

If you would like to join this spiritual journey, back your bags and hit the road.

Top attractions in House of the Virgin Mary

Ephesus

Anatolia has no shortage of the important historical cities. Ephesus is obviously one of them, as it is one of the biggest open-air museums from antiquity that has survived until this date.

Temple of Artemis

Caution! You are about the see one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Temple of Artemis, located in the Asia Minor in Ephesus, was built as the largest temple of ancient world.

Sirince Village

According to the Mayan calendar, the world was supposed to come to an end on 2012 and there was only one place that would not be affected by the doomsday: Sirince Village.

Selcuk

Did you know that one of the biggest open-air museums of the world is located in Anatolia? Selcuk is an ancient city within the boundaries of Izmir province and it is hosting some of the greatest landmarks of the ancient world.

Kusadasi

A great holiday for most of us has some certain elements like great sea, perfect weather, amazing beaches and mesmerizing nature. This is basically the starter formula of a good holiday. But, what is the place for your dream holiday?

Izmir

Izmir is the third biggest city of Turkey, located along the Aegean shore serenaded by region’s mild weather and amazing views. The city is Izmir, with its ancient name Smyrna, was known to take its name from the Queen of Amazons which is a pretty cool fact.

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