Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
4.5

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India
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Beautiful site and church and I would normally give 5 stars. My mum has visited this church many times in the past on her own and never been made to feel unwelcome. She recommend it to me saying it feels very peaceful and as if god is around you. So we decided to visit in June, light a candle and say a prayer for a recently deceased loved one and sit in contemplation. I was wearing a classy dress an inch above my knees, not skintight, (and granted I needed a scarf to cover my shoulders) however I was made to feel like I was wearing something undignified. I was spoken to very rudely by a man sat outside the church with his clerical collar untied. I witnessed him speak in a very rude and misogynistic tone to a lady in front of myself and then I proceeded to receive the very same abuse."I feel I need to tell you that you will not be allowed to enter ANY Roman Catholic Church or any Greek Orthodox Church dressed like THAT!' (He then proceeded to look me up and down). The irony of this was that there was a nice man inside showing people around wearing shorts.
He also religion judged us by saying "It's a church you know, not a museum!" and "It's Roman Catholic Church you know!"
A rather unwelcoming experience and I'm sure god would not be impressed by people being judged in this manner. I found it disrespectful that he had his collar slung off to one side.
Written 29 June 2023
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK2,033 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This church is well worth a visit even if you are not religious and that would be because of the history and archaeology of the place.
There is an information board outlining the history and phases of construction as well as pointing out where St Paul was, apparently, tied to a pillar and whipped.
There are mosaics and lots of pillars of differing stone and the foundations of an earlier even larger church can be seen.
In order to try to protect the mosaics and the church environs a raised walkway has been constructed to take visitors from near the entrance to the site to the church door. Unfortunately, when we visited this walkway was blocked off but no reason was posted on the site to give a reason why that had been done. As a result we were unable to enter the church itself.
The area is popular with the local cat population by the way and the seem to be semi feral at least.
Finally, there is no charge for visiting the site.
Written 1 December 2022
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Fred G
Milton, Canada583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We were a group of travellers from Canada, and visited this interesting old site while in the area. It was here in 45AD, that St. Paul was tied to the pillar and lashed 39 times for teaching Christianity. Lots of different pillars, actually, and very beautiful mosaics. There is an old church in the vicinity, which still conducts services. Nice area to visit if in are in the vicinity.
Written 5 July 2022
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Michael P
Bakewell, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
On the edge of the paphos nightlife area is this amazing testimony to the Christian past. The very cradle of the early apostles and the place visited by St Paul What a huge church once graced this space before all the great European Cathedrals had been thought of. Go to a service in the little church if you can A truly memorable experience with a great atmosphere of peace and tranquility Anglican service 8.15 Sunday mornings
Written 19 November 2021
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Irene
Paphos, Cyprus219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I think in the past this place looked different, it's obvious it was recreated - there are at least 4 different types of columns there next to each other, where they should be the same. Otherwise, it's a very beautiful place, with lots of cats, since one of the local cat ladies lives nearby. We like to sit there with our coffee and apple pie takeaways...
Written 30 June 2021
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Chris M
Liverpool, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We found this large Byzantine site with mosaics and pillars, together with very old working church by chance when taking a shortcut to the harbour.
It was free to enter which was, presumably, why it was open when all the paid attractions were closed because of the coronavirus shutdown.
Well worth a visit.
Written 17 March 2020
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Happytrips1
Carlisle, UK131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful church and free to look around. Wear appropriate clothing when entering church. Still used for services that is good to see. Beautiful features and pictures inside. Well worth a visit
Written 27 February 2020
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Boris B
Belgrade, Serbia2,416 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Nice old church in Bizantine style with interesting interior and beautiful archaeological area around it with fine mosaic floors.
Written 17 February 2020
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richJay
Sheffield, UK670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
we happened on these by accident really everything is just superb and free from the ottoman baths all the way around the walkway so very interesting with signs showing what everything is
Written 19 November 2019
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Shantele72
Chester, UK770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As we often do we wandered down a street and happened upon this fascinating site. There is a walkway around the church where you can view the ruins from the earlier church that was previously built on the site. The main church that is now there wasn't open so we didn't get to see inside, but the site itself is worth visiting. We went at the end of the day and it gives it an almost ethereal quality.
Written 11 November 2019
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