Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen, Lichen Stary

#12 of 56 in Historic Sites in Greater Poland Province
Church · Tourist Spot
The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń [ˈlixɛɲ] is a Roman Catholic church located at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland, in the village of Licheń Stary near Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland. It was designed by Barbara Bielecka and built between 1994 and 2004. The construction was funded by pilgrims' donations. With a tower measuring 141.5 meters in height, it is one of the tallest and largest churches in the world.

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  • The Sanctuary hold several interesting points. There is an "old" part and newer one. Its a huge place to walk around. Basilica is impressive. Everything there is big. Decor and art is tying to copy...  more »
  • Always like to visit grand palaces of faith when going to countries around the world. Lichen is in some ways a younger in cheek statement of religious opulence. It looks great afar ... but as they...  more »
  • Absolutely spectacular! I must say, this place was a little difficult to get to if you don't have a car. However, it has been worth it. How do you not want to take a million pictures and share how beautiful man's creation can be for the glory of Christ and His Mother Mary. Whether you are a believer or not, you can still marvel at the amazing things man can create.
  • An amazing and huge place and building. With a very nice scenary around it. The seesights were impressive!

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