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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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  • This place looks quite interesting. Sadly, there's a fence around and the entrance was closed when I was there. No info about the pillar, which was a bit disappointing  more »
  • As you come into the church’s grounds the pillar is to the left just in front of you. It was difficult for us to find at first. There is an information board near it but it was on the walk way which.....  more »
  • Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa is recognized, as the oldest Christian church in this part of Europe. It’s one of the important places for the Christian community. Saint Paul taught Christianity in Cyprus. In connection to evangelical activity, St Paul was sentenced to flogging. He received 13 strokes with a whip. On archaeological site, you will see St Paul's Pillar, which survived ages of history. It’s an archeorogical site worth to see. I visited in May 2015.
  • Fantastic piece of religious history with St Paul

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