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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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  • The ruins where excellent, but not very accessible, due to walk ways and steps, the old church very interesting.  more »
  • Hi, this is Endo Akane. Paphos during any given time, over and over again. Why was green space and time for me; Cyprus Church and somehow sad space is also sad history. It was feeling me even though the Church is wrapped. I think the Church is worth a visit us once.
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  • The pillar is uninspiring but it is located in quite interesting ruins and no admission charge. Worth a visit.  more »