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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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  • And not only because of the tradition of the column of the flagellation of St. Paul, but all are a never ending story. Every column, every rest of aisles
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  • In the last ten years so much more has been uncovered - and it is not finished yet. An interest in the development of Paphos is enhanced by viewing this area where three churches have been discovered....  more »
  • The church stands on historical reason. Outside one can see lot of digs, which fasinerer me. Where is the scroll. the pillar that the Apostle Paul was tied to and whipped in 45 AD. The Church itself is beautiful and has an amazing atmosphere. Could have been there a lot longer. Enjoyed every moment.
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