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Catacomb Church, Coober Pedy
(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
No ordinary stop on your tour of the region, Catacomb Church was dug out of sandstone in the shape of a cross. A quiet place of meditation and prayer, the church provides a regular Sunday service for about 40 worshippers from nine different denominations. Simply adorned, the interior of the church is natural rock, coated with a special sealant to prevent dust from settling over the lectern and communion table. The temperature inside this unusual church is about 25 C (77 F) all year long, providing a pleasant environment for visitors eager to experience a bit of peace and quiet off the well-beaten tourist track. Plan to visit Catacomb Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Coober Pedy attractions using our Coober Pedy vacation route planner.
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  • A really different place to visit in as much as a church is not usually a tourist destination but this one is worth a look. Our kids also found it interesting. It's not a place you would stay for hour...  more »
  • Our booked tour, we visited this church which has derived the name from the catacombs of Rome. Look at the altar and then the look to the ceiling. The two ventilation holes are still especially if one is on the ground and looks up.
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  • Worth a visit as very unique. They just ask for a donation to look around. Very friendly couple running the church when we were there and they showed us around their underground accommodation as well....  more »
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  • Such a cool church! Everything is located underground!
  • Seems to be a few underground churches. This one is pretty good!
  • In the time when Christianity was illegal in Rome, God's people literally gathered underground. But in Coober Pedy, South Australia, living underground is better in summer and winter. Our dugout (it's been dug - out of the hill) varies in temperature from 22-26 degrees. It can reach zero in winter overnight, and often 40s in mid-summer. God's people still gather underground to read His word, give thanks for his salvation, and pray for our needs. Our reliance is built on solid rock, and the existence of a church into the solid rock is symbolic of that firm foundation found in Christ crucified. Worth a look on any day of the week, and is open 24 hours a day. But please turn the lights off when you leave, day or night.
  • Very interesting. Well worth a look.
  • 很特別的教堂。進去時有一股涼風輕撫而來