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Saint Paul’s Pillar

Welcome to Saint Paul’s Pillar, where the Church of Agia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa stands tall. 

This is where St. Paul is believed to have been flogged during his visit to Cyprus with Barnaby and Mark.

According to legend, St. Paul converted the Roman governor during his time here. 

The ruins are home to a fragment of a white pillar, which is believed to be the pillar against which St. Paul was flogged.

Additionally, you will find a Catholic church, which bears his name, situated behind the ruins.

Don’t forget to stroll along the raised walkways that offer a great view of the ruins.

The pillar, church, and remains are steeped in history.

You can find informative boards and fabulous photo opportunities at every turn, and the multi-denominational church is an inspiring symbol of unity.

Don’t miss this beauty if you’re interested in Cyprus’s rich history and exceptional architecture.

To put the cherry on top, Saint Paul’s Pillar is just a stone’s throw away from the harbour, Marina, restaurants, bars, and bus stops.

Saint Paul's Pillar

 St. Paul’s Pillar is a remarkable, albeit unassuming, stump of marble amid the ruins of the early Christian basilica Chrysopolitissa in Pafos.

St. Paul’s significance lies in his role in spreading the word of Christ. As one of the first to do so, he is considered to have authored numerous epistles in the New Testament.

His writings are enthusiastic about the sacrifice Christ made for the salvation of all people, making him a persuasive, friendly, and essential voice in early Christianity.


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