The Święta Lipka sanctuary consists of a Roman Catholic basilica within a fortified cloister with domed tower-like chapels, located in the small village of Święta Lipka in northeastern Poland, not far from the border to the Kaliningrad oblast.
The Polish cardinal Michał Stefan Radziejowski had the basilica built between 1688 and 1693 in baroque style. The fortified cloister surrounding the basilica was completed in 1708. The interior of the basilica is richly decorated and includes a moving pipe organ which was added in 1721.
Święta Lipka is a pilgrimage site and a holy shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
How to get to the Święta Lipka sanctuary
The sanctuary can easily be reached by car. The closest airport is the one in Olsztyn which has flights to a few European cities.
There are a few hotels in the village of Święta Lipka, more in the region around it, all bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Swieta Lipka sanctuary 02 Swieta Lipka sanctuary 03 Statue 04 Facade detail 05 Gate 06 Green gate detail
07 Basilica 08 Interior with main altar and vault frescoes 09 Interior with main altar and vault frescoes 10 Main altar 11 Main altar
12 Main altar 13 Main gate and pipe organ 14 Main gate and pipe organ 15 Wooden pulpit 16 Main altar 17 Interior with main altar and vault frescoes
18 Pipe organ 19 Pipe organ 20 Decorated vault 21 Decorated roof 22 Basilica
23 Swieta Lipka sanctuary
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