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“St. Paul's Church, Tarsus, Turkiye”
Review of St.Paul's Church

St.Paul's Church
Ranked #10 of 22 things to do in Tarsus
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Adana, Turkey
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233 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“St. Paul's Church, Tarsus, Turkiye”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

It’s speculated that this is St. Paul’s church, but under good understanding being this is the remains of one of few Christian Churches in the area. Therefore the logic that St. Paul would have been here is precise. Entry fee is 5-10 lira. There are information kiosks inside and out of the church. The grounds have a small garden with ornamental pieces of pillars within it. The roof is red clay tile which looks like Spanish tile, and there are the remains of what looks like a mini steeple or bell tower on the roof. The church has windows in the shape of crosses and a very decretive door on the side which used to be the main entrance. The church is surrounded by a brick wall and has a large gate next to a water well located in the back corner. Inside the church it is very decorative. But closer view will show that it has been restored to look like this.The frescos, gold accents, and even marble pillars, have all been painted quite professionally to look real. So a huge effort has taken place to make this building appear as St. Paul’s private Church of worship, you’ll have to visit it and be the judge! Normally there are local women venders outside the grounds selling anything from scarfs to bread.

Visited September 2012
3 Thank Corrine R
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Adana, Adana, Turkey
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“St. Paul Church”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

when I was there there were some foreigners from Italy but I went there to see the place so I was not able to talk to them. There is some kind of fee to go inside but I am not sure of this but I did pay. The place was actually made later but not sure if it is really the area of the church

Visited September 2012
2 Thank bergjz
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Tarsus, Turkey
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59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice - little - old”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a nice little old church which is now important for christians, because it is in the city where St. Paul was born.

After visiting this church, visit Kirkkasik Bedesteni which is an old bazaar for shopping, very close to this church.

Visited May 2012
3 Thank Oguz B
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