Mount Aladag: A Sacred Mountain
Turkey has something to impress you every corner. On an island, nearby a beach or on top of a steep mountain…
Mount Aladag is a mountain nearby the ancient city of Ephesus. Its importance comes from a fact that it hosts a very 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.