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The Monument / shrine to Saint Paul the Apostle at the place thought to be Veria's Vima, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Monument / shrine to Saint Paul the Apostle at the place thought to be Veria's Vima.
  The monument / shrine to Saint Paul the Apostle at the place thought to be Veria's Vima, on the western side of the city, where he preached Christianity around 49-51 AD. See History of Veria.

The main monument consists of of an arched niche, flanked by two long, curved wings. The entire construction is covered with white marble slabs and decorated with glass mosaics commemorating Saint Paul's evangelical mission to Veria and Macedonia.

See details of the mosaics on the next page.
 

Mosaic depicting the Apostle Paul, standing before a doorway and carrying the Gospels, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Mosaic depicting the Apostle Paul, standing before a doorway and carrying
the Gospels, in the central arch of the monument.

I have so far been unable to discover much about the history of this monument.
This mosaic in the central arched niche appears older than the other mosaics,
and executed in a distinctly different style. This suggests either that this mosaic
was made in imitation of an older icon, or that the wings and other mosaics of
the monument were added later.
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The Saint Paul monument, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Saint Paul monument
The Medressa Mosque, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Medressa Mosque
The Orta Mosque, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Orta Mosque
Sinan Tuzci Hamam, Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Sinan Tuzci Hamam
General views of Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

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The monument to Saint Paul the Apostle in Veria, Macedonia, Greece at My Favourite Planet

Monument / shrine to Saint Paul the Apostle at the place thought to be Veria's Vima.
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