Lichen. Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Lichen. Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Lichen. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń.
Lichen. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Licheń.
Lichen. Basilica of the Virgin Mary.
Lichen. Basilica of the Virgin Mary.

Lichen Tour - Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows

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Lichen. Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows.

The temple was built in the place of the apparitions of Our Lady.

 

The story begins from the nineteenth century and the Napoleonic Wars, when mortally wounded soldier praying and clutching a locket - on the battlefield he saw a beautiful woman in magenta dress with the sign of the white eagle on the chest.

 

The woman, which was the Mother of God, healed him.

 

Soldier, after returning home, found the image truly depicting the Virgin Mary, and put it in the chapel in the wood not far from Lichen.

 

After his death the next revelation happened to a local shepherd and the miraculous image protected the people during the great plague of cholera.

Those who believed and came to the forest to pray to the Virgin Mary miraculously avoid the disease or they got healthy.

 

At the place of the apparitions, after 150 years, built basilica of Our Lady of Lichen.

Lichen. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lichen.

Built within 10 years on a cruciform plan is currently the largest church in Poland and one of the largest in the world.

 

On the square in front of the Basilica may accumulate quarter of a million of believers.

  • To the church lead 33 steps referring to the years of the life of Jesus Christ on earth.
  • The facility has 365 windows and 52 doors, which symbolizes the days and weeks of the calendar year.

 

The dome of the temple (higher than the dome of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul) has three layers of sheathing.

  • External - a gold-plated aluminum.
  • Middle - a thermal insulation.
  • Internal - a silver and gold decorations.

 

On top of the tower placed the 13-meter cross, and inside the 15-ton bell called Mary the Mother of God.

 

From the top of the tower, where is a terrace - extends in good weather view of the distance of 30 kilometers.

Lichen. Basilica of the Virgin Mary.

Inside, there are about 3,000 seats and 7,000 standing places.

 

Columns supporting the vault in the nave of the basilica symbolize the twelve apostles, and the columns supporting the dome refer to the four evangelists.

 

On the upper level of the temple are Poland's largest organ consisting of 20,000 pipes (the largest pipe with sound C is more than 10 meters high).

 

The size of the Basilica exceeds other sacred buildings in the world.

  • It is wider than Notre Dame in Paris.
  • Higher than the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Mary of the Nativity in Milan.
  • Longer than the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

 

It is worth to remember that the most important in the whole complex is a tiny larch image of Our Lady of Lichen.

The dimensions: 10 inches to 16 inches.

Highlights of Lichen day trip from Warsaw.

  • Visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrow of Lichen.
  • Licensed private guide in English or French.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price.
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.
  • Visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Lichen.
  • Licensed guide in English or French.
  • All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
  • Transportation from anywhere in Warsaw directly to all locations on the tour route in the same car.

Day trip from Warsaw to Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen . Trip description.

  • Your journey by comfortable car (1-3 persons: Mercedes E or VW Passat B8; 4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Mutivan; 7-20 persons: Mercedes Spinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose.
  • Upon arriving to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lichen, for 2 hours you sightsee the entire complex with a private licensed guide.
  • After completion of Lichen Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen. Itinerary of the Tour.

1. Transit Warsaw - Lichen.

2. Lichen. Sightseeing of Lichen (2 hour). Grabinski Forest (place of the apparitions, Way of the Cross), old part of Sanctuary (church of St. Dorothy, tombs of visionaries, Chapel of the Holy Cross, importantly chapels and monuments), Basilica (main nave of the basilica, chapels of lower basilica).

3. Transit Lichen - Warsaw.

Day trip from Warsaw to Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen. Practical information.

Total price for private guided tour with a licensed educator:

   

  • 290-EUR per person. Total for 1 person 290-EUR.
  • 148-EUR per person. Total for 2 persons 295-EUR.
  • 100-EUR per person. Total for 3 persons 300-EUR.
  • 80-EUR per person. Total for 4 persons 320-EUR (sedan car).
  • 100-EUR per person. Total for 4 persons 400-EUR (Van car).
  • 82-EUR per person. Total for 5 persons 410-EUR.
  • 70-EUR per person. Total for 6 persons 420-EUR.
  • If you want to reserve a trip for a larger number of people, email us.

 

All tickets and fees included in the price.

 

The total duration of the tour: 8 hours.

Distance between Warsaw and Lichen is 235 km / 146 miles.

Approximate driving time one way: 3 hours.

 

Time of Lichen Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.

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