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Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń, Poland

May 12th, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lichen is located in Greater Poland in a village called Stary Licheń, near Konin.

The Sanctuary is Poland's largest church, the seventh largest in Europe and eleventh in the World. It was constructed between 1994 and 2004. The architect was Barbara Bielecka.

The Basilica is being built in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and receives a large number of pilgrims. It houses a 200-year-old painting known as the "Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland".

The church, rising 98 meters (central nave), 128 metres (church tower), is 120 metres long and 77 metres in width.

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