News

Think Turkey – Think Amazing History!

Think Turkey – Think Amazing History!

“The House of the Virgin Mary in Turkey is one of the most sacred places for Christianity and is very popular with tourists,”writes Joan Scanlon, Head of Sales & Operations, Wings Abroad Holidays. In the hills above Ephesus, there is a small chapel that was built on the site where the Virgin Mary lived after the death of Jesus, and where she remained until her own death, praying in solitude. THINK TURKEY-amazing history

“The chapel has two rooms, one for Christians and one for Muslims, because both religions view her as an important holy person and Muslims recognise her as the mother of the Prophet Jesus. The house became a Catholic shrine in 1896. Both rooms are open to everyone – just be quiet and respectful of anyone praying.

Pope Benedict at the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

Pope Benedict at the House of the Virgin Mary, Ephesus, Turkey

“Today many visitors from all over the world flock to the shrine. There is water that is believed to be holy water, and can be drunk by anyone, and is believed to provide health, love and wealth. The spring water is also believed to have healing properties. You can also see the ‘wall of wishes’ where visitors write their wishes on pieces of paper and attach them to the wall.

“The House of the Virgin Mary is a ‘must’ visit during your client’s holiday to Turkey!”

Wings Abroad Specialist Logo

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

More in News

Ethiopian Airlines Pulls Dublin flights to Los Angeles

Michael FloodOctober 21, 2018

Four Province Winners of ITTN Travel Agency of the Year Awards Announced

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

Cobalt Air Cancels All Flights Due to “Indefinite Suspension” of Operations

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

Flight Check: Dublin-Doha-Bangkok with Qatar Airways

Neil SteedmanOctober 18, 2018

IMFT 2018 Shines a Light on Thailand’s Thriving MICE Scene

Fergal McAlindenOctober 18, 2018

The Sky’s the Limit as Mount Charles Announces £30m BIA Contract Deal

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2018

Leitrim Leads the Way in Slow Adventure Tourism

Michael FloodOctober 18, 2018

Nordic Business Class Service Enhancements

Neil SteedmanOctober 17, 2018

Introducing the Traditional ‘Kahvikutsut’

Neil SteedmanOctober 17, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland