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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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  • Found this just off the harbour, what a lovery find. A lovely church which is still open to the public surrounded by beautiful early examples of mosaics. This is a free and I found it fascinating. Pac...  more »
  • Visited in November. The basilica was closed. So just walked some flooring. Note the columns-they are made of stone and the texture of the wood. Free of charge.
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  • Found by accident whilst searching for Catacombs futher up the road, not far from Kato pafos (walking distance). Beuatifully excavated site with full history info. Unsure of the St Pauls pillar 'legen...  more »