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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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  • It’s just a pile of old stones, there are wooden walkways but they hall had tape over them so you couldn’t use them. Don’t waste your time. 
    It’s just a pile of old stones, there are wooden walkways but they hall had tape over them so you couldn’t use them. Don’t waste your time.  more »
  • The remains of a puller where StPaul was meant to be flogged. There are good ruins around and it’s peaceful and shaded but not much to look at. 
    The remains of a puller where StPaul was meant to be flogged. There are good ruins around and it’s peaceful and shaded but not much to look at.  more »
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  • Nice view, nice church. The very kind priest even spoke Dutch! :-) Don't feed cats at the entrance of the church :P
  • All the walk ways where closed do not enter signs. Church was also closed. Mosaic floor outside was nice

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