Pilgrimage church

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A pilgrimage church (German: Wallfahrtskirche) is a church to which pilgrimages are regularly made, or a church along a pilgrimage route, like the Way of St. James, that is visited by pilgrims.

The Calvary Church in Bonn with its holy stairway

Pilgrimage churches are often located by the graves of saints, or hold portraits to which miraculous properties are ascribed or saintly relics that are safeguarded by the church for their veneration. Such relics may include the bones, books or pieces of clothing of the saints, occasionally also fragments of the cross of Jesus, pieces of the crown of thorns, the nails with which he was fixed to the cross and other similar objects. Pilgrimage churches were also built at places where miracles took place.

Pilgrimage churches in Europe[edit]

Churches are listed in alphabetical order of the sites in or near where they are located.

Austria[edit]

Brasil[edit]

Czechia[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Neviges pilgrimage cathedral
The Apollinaris Church in Remagen

Gibraltar[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Divine Mercy Sanctuary (Kraków), also known as Łagiewniki

Portugal[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

See also[edit]