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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, Paphos
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Lying on the ruins of an early Byzantine basilica, the 13th-century Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church features several preserved mosaics and Saint Paul's Pillar. Outside the building you'll see various columns that once supported ancient structures and walk among the crumbling remnants of a former town. Look for the pillar where it is believed Saint Paul was whipped, labeled with a small plaque. The church offers a simple but powerful-looking exterior characterized by bare stone walls, which the interior contrasts with a gold-plated iconostasis and numerous Orthodox icons throughout. Notice the remains of the colorful mosaic on the floor. To visit Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and other attractions in Paphos, use our Paphos trip generator.
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  • I was attracted by the sound of a bagpipe and came here eventually. The bagpipe player played in connection with a funeral ceremony which at that time was going on in the Church. the opportunity to look round. Beautiful location with walking trails (slatted) just above the soil. As a result, the mosaics were also clearly visible.
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  • Significant visit * in the heart of the tourist area of Kato Paphos * lie the ruins of the Basilica of the Virgin of the Golden City. To see!
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  • Came across this place on my travels and was very nice for no charge for a walk around. The site has a deep history with the various stages of places of worship over the years, worth a visit.