The Basilica of Saint John, Selcuk

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A site of great religious and historical significance, The Basilica of Saint John draws visitors to the remains of its impressive architecture. The monumental cathedral was built by the Emperor Justinian I in the 6th century in place of an older church that covered the tomb of John the Apostle. While it stood, the basilica was one of the largest and most magnificent churches in Christendom and attracted pilgrims from around the globe. Even today you can get a sense of its grandeur just by looking at the remains of the impressive stonework. You can also visit the saint's burial place. Admission for the basilica includes a visit to the nearby castle, where you can see a replica of the structure and admire the panoramic view of the city. Using our online itinerary creator, Selcuk attractions like The Basilica of Saint John can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • There were four tour buses that arrived when we did and it was chaos at the entrance. Once inside, one can pick a route to avoid the crowds and enjoy all there is to see  more »
  • We visited on a Wednesday. I am not sure why but there was a service being conducted the entire time we were there, which was fine, we just weren’t sure what the etiquette of sightseeing was in that s...  more »
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  • A very picturesque place blessed with surrounding mountainous views and vast farming landscape. This is the entrance to the Selcuk Castle but the castle entrance closed at 5pm. You can visit the church till 7. Despite this, I would suggest visitors interested to see this place to visit it during these hours as you are going to be seeing the beautiful orange sunset far over the horizon. A few cats linger here accompanying your visit jumping on your laps licking your face. A perfect connection over the beautiful scenic background.
  • What amazing history of the Christain community! What a blessing to be able to visit this sacred place that helped bring to light the Revelation of Jesus our Lord and Savior.
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