While most churches are grand buildings that are supposed to be seen and often heard by the whole of a town or village some are hidden away in some of the most amazing places, it will make you wonder why they are even there…
10 – Bochnia, Poland – www.hotelclub.com/blog/underground-churches
The Chapel of St. Kinga is located with an old salt mine. Made over 750 years ago the salt was extracted and once stocks ran out it was turned into this!
9 – Goreme, Turkey – tripadvisor.co.uk/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g297983-d550319-i58271794-El_Nazar_Kilise-Goreme_Cappadocia.html
You could walk right past the El Nazar Kilise and never know it was there! A challenging 300m hike is the only way you will ever get to see this church as that is the location of the closest road!
8 – Potosi, Venezuela – www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298091/Haunting-images-churches-world-drowned-make-way-man-dams-reservoirs.html
No that isn’t a cross on a small island that really is a 150ft church steeple! This is all that remains of the old Potosi church after they flooded the valley to make the La Honda dam.
7 – Brittany, France – www.saintmarysharborne.org.uk/unique2.html
Located actually inside the rocks of the Blavet Valley is the Chapel of St. Gildas. Built into the giant granite backdrop it is only accessible by a rather long river trip by boat.
6 – Porth Cwyfan, Wales – www.greatescapeswales.co.uk/where-to-find-hidden-historic-churches-of-north-wales
Going to this church is not a matter of where it is located, but the time of day you go! This is a high tide only church and stands on a tiny island off the coast of Anglesey right here in Wales, UK
5 – Nevşehir, Turkey – uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10
Only discovered in 1957 it is thought there are several hidden churches with the Cappadocia valleys, and it’s easy to see why they have remained hidden for so long.
4 – Lalibela, Ethiopia – www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2302057/Hidden-caves-600ft-ground-carved-volcanic-rock-filled-furniture-bones-Meet-worlds-unusual-churches.html
Carved from red volcanic rock in the ground is a hidden church that can’t be seen from the ground, only by air. This Christian church is often described as an Eighth Wonder of the World!
3 – Sedona, Arizona – uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10
This architectural wonder is built into the red rock cliffs of Sedona, Arizona. Called The Chapel of the Holy Cross it is a Roman Catholic chapel and seen as a great architectural achievement and a great reminder to many to renew their faith.
2 – Aiguilhe, France – www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2302057/Hidden-caves-600ft-ground-carved-volcanic-rock-filled-furniture-bones-Meet-worlds-unusual-churches.html
Going to church? Well, you had better be fit because this one is located on top of a 280ft Lava Plug!
1 – Santorini, Greece – www.pinterest.com/pin/149955862566922807
This is not a church you are going to find easily. It’s called the Fishermans church and it was made so the fishermen didn’t have to go all the way around the tall cliffs just to go to church, they could just go to this one.