Saint Paul's Pillar
Saint Paul's Pillar
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Sarah4948
Northumberland National Park, UK12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Sadly all of the walkways were out of bounds to visitors due to them being unsafe so unable to get the most out of the visit.
Written 12 May 2024
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK2,251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
For fans of Saint Paul (like me) visiting Saint Paul's pillar is an absolute must. When I went there in September the whole basilica area was a complete mess of road construction and actually finding the place was quite difficult. What you see is a relatively modern although attractive church built over the ruins of a 4th century basilica. You walk around the site on a series of raised walkways looking down at patchy mosaics and the rather confusing layout of the early church. We know from Acts 13: 4-12 that Saint Paul did visit Cyprus and visited Paphos, so it is quite possible that he may have visited this site before any of the buildings and ruins we now see were constructed. Whether he was actually whipped against the pillar which is labelled as Saint Paul's pillar is much more speculative. We do have evidence from the Bible that Paul was whipped and beaten because he says so in 2 Corinthians 11. But we don't have any evidence (except a local tradition) that he received 39 lashes against this particular pillar in Paphos. Sorry if this is a spoiler!
Written 21 September 2023
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Lee A
Philadelphia, PA427 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A really tranquil and interesting site--albeit difficult to find (so many of the locals we asked had no idea where or what it was). But find it we did and it was lovely and well worth it.
Written 14 September 2023
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JimBradstow
Broadstairs, UK74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The pillar, remains and church, which is multi denomination, are steeped in history, and there are plenty of informative boards and photo opportunities. Not to be missed if you are interested in the beauty and history of Paphos. A few steps away from the harbour, Marina, restaurants, bars and bus stops.
Written 10 March 2023
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DaveW
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
When I first visited Paphos in 2009 the staging did not exist. Now there is a walkway round the site, which gives good views of the various stones, columns, etc. Again the visit dates only list 12 months of 2022. I last visited in 2018 or a little earlier.
Written 31 December 2022
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK2,033 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
St Paul's Pillar turns out to be part of a marble pillar about 5 foot high. Little evidence that it is actually the place where St Paul was allegedly whipped.
The pillar is situated in the grounds of the early Christian Basilica of Chrysopolitissa which is mush more interest than the pillar.
Luckily the grounds of the church are free to enter.
Written 1 December 2022
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Chris and Stella
Toronto, Canada249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The whole site is worth some time to visit. We were there on a Wednesday morning where we got to listen to the organist playing in the church that morning and later participated in the service. It was very special. The church is shared by the Catholic, Anglican and Greek Orthodox. An unexpected highlight. Also note, it is an interesting walk from kato Paphos to get there. We did a series of churches that morning in the area. Most interesting and enjoyable.
Written 18 November 2022
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social-butterfles
Leigh-on Sea, UK614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
An interesting hour spent walking around the perimeter of the site which has its footbridges closed off for safety measures.
Mosaics, ruins, architecture, information boards and parking.
Apparently, it's the tomb and burial place of Erik Ejegod, King of Denmark who was in mid crossing when he stopped here.
Written 13 November 2022
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Vironment
London, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Spectacular site of ruins of ancient churches and a subtle feeling that St Paul might was actually have been there
Written 8 November 2022
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK2,160 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We found this spot whilst on a visit to Paphos Harbour, its listed as a must see for the area and although its great to see the walkways through the ruins were blocked and closed off so you can only view it from the edge. It would have been much better and received more stars from us if you could have got closer.

There were plenty of people around who had come to visit too and the general reaction was disappointment at the closed walkways but with no signs to say why.
Written 23 October 2022
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