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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Saint Paul's Pillar and other Paphos attractions using our handy Paphos itinerary maker.
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  • We visited here while on a tour during a cruise ship port stop. We had a new tour guide that thought the pillar was the single tall one in the yard rather than the small one on the left side next to t...  more »
  • Among the remains of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church tradition indicates that here would be bound and scourged s. Paul
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  • From the hotel the Basilica is visible this landmark Church serving there. go free access service.
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