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 area is small, but it's worth a stop over. Admission is free, it is better to first read about this place - will be clearer and more interesting.
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  • Saint Paul was an apostle of Jesus, but not of the twelve. St. Paul lived between 5AD and 67AD. St. Paul visited Cyprus on a missionary exposition around 45 AD. St. Paul was arrested and tied to this ...  more »
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