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The Church of Virgin Mary

The Church of Virgin Mary, considered to be a holy site according to Christians, is located near the top of Bülbül Mountain near to the town of Selçuk in Izmir province, one of the bluest cities in the Aegean Region.
Nestled amidst a lush green forest, the tranquil site attracts the attention as the place where Virgin Mary had spent the last years of her life before she died. The holy ground which was declared a Christian pilgrimage center in 1961 attracts also attention for a variety of valuable artifacts unearthed during the excavations conducted in the area.

Sumela Monastery, also known as Virgin Mary, the monastery, located in Macka in Trabzon province, is built into the rocky cliffs. Consisting of many buildings, the monastery dates back to the Roman era and came to eminence in the 19th century.

Luring its visitors into the heart of nature, all the buildings of the monastery will open as soon as the ongoing restoration is completed.