Cave Churches

Churches that are constructed inside caves or otherwise utilize natural cavities in the earth's surface. They are distinguished from rock-cut churches, which are cut from the living rock outside the context of a cave.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
3242
Names
cave churches
cave church
churches, cave
rock churches
churches, rock
monolithic churches
churches, monolithic
grotkerken Dutch
grotkerk Dutch
iglesias en una gruta Spanish
iglesia en una gruta Spanish

More Definitions

Churches that are constructed inside caves or otherwise utilize natural cavities in the earth's surface. They are distinguished from rock-cut churches, which are cut from the living rock outside the context of a cave.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007508. The J. Paul Getty Trust.