Chapel of Saint Paul

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

Chapel of Saint Paul
كنيسة مار بولس
Damascus-Bab Kisan.jpg
Bab Kisan, now a chapel
Religion
AffiliationMelkite Greek Catholic Church
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusActive
Location
LocationDamascus, Syria
Geographic coordinates33°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
Architecture
TypeChurch

The chapel, consecrated in 1939, includes some stones from the Bab Kisan, 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]

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