The Basilica of Our Lady in Lichen Stary is largest catholic church in Poland


The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń Stary is a Roman Catholic church located 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 entirely by pilgrims’ donations.

With the central nave 98 meters tall, 120 meters long and 77 meters wide, and with a tower 141.5 metres tall, it is Poland’s largest church and one of the largest churches in the world. The church is dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows whose icon, dating back to the 18th century, is displayed in the basilica’s main altar. It is one of Poland’s principal pilgrimage sites.

Pictures of Basilica of Our Lady in Lichen Stary photo gallery added 5 of October, 2010 and 18 of April, 2013.