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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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  • In the middle of town with free entry. Interesting to see these old mosaics that unearthed during many years. Nice little Catholic Church that ff is in use, well worth a visit
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  • This church with the Pilar of St Paul is right in the centre of Paphos so is easy to visit. All around you can see the mosaics of the old church and the more modern one has been built in the middle. T...  more »
  • Interesting to see the place where such events actually happened, and to imagine what it might have been like.  more »