Chapel of Saint Paul

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Chapel of Saint Paul
كنيسة مار بولس
Damascus-Bab Kisan.jpg
Bab Kisan gate, now the chapel
Basic information
Location Damascus, Syria
Geographic coordinates 33°30′24″N 36°18′56″E / 33.506575°N 36.315595°E / 33.506575; 36.315595Coordinates: 33°30′24″N 36°18′56″E / 33.506575°N 36.315595°E / 33.506575; 36.315595
Affiliation Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Active
Architectural type Church

The Chapel of Saint Paul (Arabic: كنيسة مار بولس‎‎, Kaneesat Mar Bolos) is a church in Damascus, Syria, located along Tarafa bin al-Abd Street near the former Bab Kisan gate.

The chapel, consecrated in 1939, includes some stones from the Bab Kisan gate, which is believed to be the site of St Paul's escape from Damascus by being lowered out of a window in a basket.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chapel of St. Paul (Bab Kisan), Damascus". Sacred Destinations. Retrieved 1 December 2015.