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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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  • I love this family run taverna.kristakis is the Cypriot chef who loves to serve up large portions. His wife Gill is a lovely English lady who brings out the delicious food,and then there is Theo (the ...  more »
  • They say that St Paul was whipped while tied up to a pillar here, and there is a pillar, but how true the story is we will never know. It is a nice walk around what was originally a much bigger church...  more »
  • Interesting to see with good info amazing to think wait Paul was. There once very good glad. Went there