17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World

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Normally churches are built on the surface but there are special cases when you gotta go deep underground to reach the altar. Cave churches are real and they are phenomenal! I would imagine the atmosphere in these places is nothing like your usual above-ground chapels. Did you know that some of the oldest churches and monasteries were actually built inside caves? There’s no better place to speak to your god than a hole in a huge rock or a side of the mountain. And that’s not me being sarcastic, I genuinely think that.

If you had a chance to visit some of these places, please, let us know what it was like! And meanwhile, here are 17 astonishingly beautiful churches, monasteries, chapels, and other religious structures built inside caves!

1) Mihalich Cave Church, Bulgaria

2) Callao Cave Chapel, Philippines

Callao Cave Chapel, Philippines exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Callao Cave Chapel, Philippines | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

3) Troglodyte chapel at the bottom of the Gorges Galamus, France

Troglodyte chapel at the bottom of the Gorges Galamus, France exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Troglodyte chapel at the bottom of the Gorges Galamus, France | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

4) Chapel Of the Blessed King, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland

Chapel Of the Blessed King, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Chapel Of the Blessed King, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Krakow, Poland | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

5) Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki

Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Temppeliaukio Church, Helsinki | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

6) Jonas caves, Auvergne, France

 Jonas caves, Auvergne, France exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
 Jonas caves, Auvergne, France | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

7) Serbian Orthodox Church in Coober Pedy, Australia

 Serbian Orthodox Church in Coober Pedy, Australia exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
 Serbian Orthodox Church in Coober Pedy, Australia | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

8) Troglodyte Sainte-Marie Madeleine Holy Cave, Sainte-Baume Mountain, Provence, France

9) The Cave Churches of Goreme, Turkey

 The Cave Churches of Goreme, Turkey exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
 The Cave Churches of Goreme, Turkey | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

10) Panagria Hrysospiliotissa, under the Temple of Dionyso, Greece

Panagria Hrysospiliotissa, under the Temple of Dionyso, Greece exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Panagria Hrysospiliotissa, under the Temple of Dionyso, Greece | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

11) The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, Zipaquirá, Colombia

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, Zipaquirá, Colombia | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

12) Monastery of the Temptation, West Bank city of Jericho

Monastery of the Temptation, West Bank city of Jericho exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Monastery of the Temptation, West Bank city of Jericho | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

13) St Samaans Church, Mokattam village, Egypt

 St Samaans Church, Mokattam village, Egypt exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
 St Samaans Church, Mokattam village, Egypt | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

14) Piedigrotta church, Pizzo, Italy

Piedigrotta church, Pizzo, Italy exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Piedigrotta church, Pizzo, Italy | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

15) Cave Church of St. Peter, Hatay, Turkey

Cave Church of St. Peter, Hatay, Turkey exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Cave Church of St. Peter, Hatay, Turkey | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

16) Agioi Saranta, Protaras, Cyprus

Agioi Saranta, Protaras, Cyprus exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Agioi Saranta, Protaras, Cyprus | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries

17) Cave Chapel at Modderpoort Prior, South Africa

Cave Chapel at Modderpoort Prior, South Africa exterior | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries
Cave Chapel at Modderpoort Prior, South Africa | 17 Astonishingly Beautiful Cave Churches Around The World | Brain Berries


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