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Lichen

Klasztorna 4, 62-563 Licheń Stary

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Information

Lichen (Polish: Licheń) is located 16 km from Konin (about 20 min drive), 128 km from Łódź (1 h 40 min drive) and 95 km from Toruń (1.5 h drive). Marian devotion in this place dates back to 1852 and cholera epidemics in Licheń area. Still, the construction of the newest basilica started in 1994 and the church was consecrated in 2004. The new sanctuary is a 5 aisle basilica with a dome on top of it (139 m in length, 77 m in width and 141 m in transept). It is the biggest church in Poland, the 7th one in Europe and the 11th one in the world. At the basilica’s bell tower there is also the biggest bell in Poland - Mary Mother of God (which weights almost 15 tones). The organs are also the biggest ones in the country. They have 157 voices and about 20 thousand pipes. Apart from basilica itself tourist often visit 25 m high Golgotha and climb 141 meters high tower to admire Licheń surroundings (30 km view in every direction). Licheń Sanctuary is really unusual place, really worth visiting.

Licheń Basilica

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