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Saint Paul's Pillar, Paphos

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Want to grab some archaeology and religion easily while shopping or visiting harbour? A proper religious or History tourist. This site is good for both - and still actively religious today. Plus good ...  read more »
  • At a single site four important examples: the column where you imagine was tied Sao Paulo, the remains of a Byzantine basilica, the remains of the Gothic church and the Orthodox Church attale. You walk on a wooden platform that allows you to view the mosaics and preserved structures
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  • Free access to this little gem. Good information and walk ways to guide you round. Quite a few mosaics and access inside church which still holds regular services. Well worth a visit, just back from t...  read more »
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