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St. Solomon's Catacombs

Near Fabrica Hill, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #32 of 47 Attractions in Paphos
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Stanmore
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98 reviews 98 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I rate this poor because as most of the national treasure in Cyprus this is not only seriously neglected its down right dangerous. The Cypriot tourist board need to get down here with some signs, lights and a brush and tidy the place up. Litter abounds, its dangerous because of the lack of lighting and peoples dedication ribbons are rotting... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very old catacombs, so stairs very worn. Take a drink with you! You can happily spend a few hours or more here. Well worth the effort. There is tree outside, where people attach pieces of ribbon etc. so you can't miss it. And, it's free!

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Peyia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

First off a little correction- it's called St Solomoni, in honor of virgin-martyr Solomoni, an early Christian woman who used the catacombs to hide from the Romans. Legend has it that she was discovered in there by the soldiers and since she refused to deny Christ, she was locked down inside, with the expectation of a slow and painful death.... More

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Essex, Southend on Sea
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This site could be made so much more of, its not well sign posted but its under a sacred tree, which is a tree with lots of cloth ties all over it. No plaques or information, not lit, uneven steps and a lot of litter in the area. We went down and viewed although unsure what the catacombs were originally... More

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Hertfordshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you happen upon this little Catacomb it is worth taking a few minutes to have a look. Go down the steps to the main area; there is a set of steep steps down into a very dark area, and if you go down these do so very carefully, as the bottom step enters water so still that you do... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

These ancient ruins are situated beside the B20 road leading up from the harbour and castle to the Tombs of the Kings Avenue (E701), just a short walk from the harbour. They are signposted from the road, and also depicted on local maps. There is not enough to see for you to spend a long time here, and the site... More

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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Interesting place. Lots of trees and caves (holes in rocks). Need time to understand the layout. The bed rock lent itself to the making of the catacombs as it was easy to carve.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

An ancient place of Christian worship, cut down into the rocks. This was, even on a damp day, an enchanting religious site. It .is a bit of a puzzle were the little cells for the incarceration of Saint Solomon (allegedly), or more likely, simple place of refuge and bedchambers.for nuns or monks. The "rag" tree grows directly out of the... More

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Doha, Qatar
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

at the entrance a big tree full of people belongings such as small towels, handkerchiefs..., hanged on the branches for good luck and they say in the memory of king solomon who was held prisoner there, underneath where you see series of chambers with old painting.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

a series of hellenistic tombs later used by christians as churches. The particular catacomb isnt that exiting, and the "caves" were locked when I visited. However, a must visit is nearby catacombs on fabrika hill and also the tomb of lambrianos right across the hill and solomonis catabombs

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