Hatay St. Pierre Memorial Museum

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St. Pierre Church, located on Habibi Neccar Mountain in Antakya, is a natural cave and has been converted into a church. It is known that St. Pierre, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus, came to Antakya and tried to spread the religion of Christianity and converted this place into a church, and held his first religious meetings here. It is known that the community that believed in the religion of Jesus was given the name "CHRISTIAN" for the first time here. The church has special importance for Christianity. The Church of St. Pierre, where Catholics hold a religious ceremony on 29 June every year, has a very important position in terms of faith tourism. There are some destroyed mosaics from the 4th and 5th centuries A.D on the floor of the church and on the side naves. In the 11th and 12th centuries, the Cave Church was transformed into a 3-nave church by adding columns and arches.

HELL BOATMAN (CHARON) RELIEF: It is located to the east of St. Pierre Church, about a 10-minute walk from the church. The relief, which can be reached on foot from the pathway, is in the form of a bust and evokes an incomplete portrait with a veil on its head. In Greek Mythology, Hell Boatman Charon was tasked with taking the souls of the dead through the river Styx and into the underworld. In order to protect the people against the plague epidemic that started in the city in the 2nd century B.C and not to cause any more losses, it was carved into the rock at the most dominant point of the mountain to the city.

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Summer (15/04/2021 - 02/10/2021)
08:30-19:00 Saturday 08:30-19:00 Sunday 08:30-19:00
Box Office Closed 18:30
Winter (02/10/2021 - 14/04/2022)
08:30-17:00 Saturday 08:30-17:00 Sunday 08:30-17:00
Box Office Closed 16:30

Children ages 0-18 - Citizens of Turkey Free
Children ages 0-8 - Non-Turkish Citizens Free
65 and over - Turkish citizens Free
Students (Studying art history, archaeology and museum departments in university) Free
All Adults (International and Turkish) 40.00TL
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