Trip to Turkey 23. Paul’s church

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St Paul’s church.  This is a Greek Orthodox congregation built by Arab Christians.   Here I found a fury friend to be a guide.   Both here and St Paul’s well required 5TL each as an entry fee, its well looked after, so seems worth giving this (£1.25)

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The church dates from 1102 but the roof done in 1862.  Its really only open during Christian holidays.   I’m really not sure of Tarsus has any local Christians who visit here.

inside of greek church

DSCF9175 800There are pictures of Jesus and the apostles on the ceiling but either in need of massive renovation or not really that much details compared to the cave churches early on in my journey.

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2 comments on “Trip to Turkey 23. Paul’s church

  1. Pingback: Trip to Turkey 22. Roman road from Paul’s time | Brit In Jerusalem

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