St. Kinga’s Chapel in Wieliczka, Poland – the world’s biggest church built underground!; Magda Jakubiak; Aleteia


Poland – Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines

A unique church, which is at the same time a veritable art gallery, can be found over a hundred meters underground.

St. Kinga’s Chapel in the Wieliczka Salt Mine is unique in many respects. This is most likely why it attracts not only tourists who seek a thrill and an “out of this world” experience, but also engaged couples who, fascinated by the church’s magnificent ambiance, want to get married here.

The world’s biggest church built underground is located at the depth of 101 meters in the Wieliczka Salt Mine. Made exclusively of rock salt, it is dedicated to St. Kinga, a patron saint of salt mine workers. One might think it would be dark and murky, but nothing is further from the truth!

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