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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  • The ruins here and the current small church well worth a visit. Very historic site. St Pauls Pillar located in grounds but its a false legend that he was whopped there!  more »
  • You can walk all around this place on walkways, which have information boards on. It's well worth a visit to spend a quiet hour or so.  more »
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