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Archaeological site of Antioch of Pisidia

  • Address
    Cumhuriyet, 32400 Yalvaç/Isparta, Turkey
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  • Visiting Hours
  • What to see
    City gates, basilica, nympheum, theatre


Archaeological site of the ancient Antioch of Pisidia, a city that Saint Paul and Barnabas visited on their first apostolic journey, and in whose synagogue they preached. Both later returned and appointed elders for the local Christian community. Paul also visited the region on both his second and third journeys. In 2 Timothy 3:11 we talk about Paul’s “persecutions and sufferings” in Antioch.

The original city was abandoned to be located a few kilometers away in the current Yalvaç (name that means “prophet”, probably in reference to Saint Paul). You can visit the remains of the cardo maximo, the city theater, the nymphaeum, the Augusteum, and above all the remains of the Byzantine basilica erected in the place of the preaching of Saint Paul.



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