Saint Paul's Pillar, Paphos

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Saint Paul's Pillar is where Saint Paul was tied and whipped as a punishment for an act of evangelizing, according to legend. The belief is that Barnabas and Paul, apostles of Jesus Christ, headed to Cyprus to teach the inhabitants the ways of Christianity. However, they faced fierce opposition from the civic leader Elymas--attendant to the governor appointed by Rome--which resulted in the scourging of Paul five times, each entailing 39 lashes. See the pillar where Paul was allegedly beaten, which many consider an important pilgrimage stop. Use our Paphos trip itinerary planning app to arrange your visit to Saint Paul's Pillar and other attractions in Paphos.
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  • It's just 10-12 minutes walking distance from Paphos. This is the pillar which St. Paul was flogged 39 times by the Roman Governor Sergius before converting to the Christianity. If you enter from the....  more »
  • Wonderful to see this site in Pathos it is well preserved and looked after will definately visit again on next trip  more »

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