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PHOTOS: This Romanian church is really COOL!

January 31, 2015 11:38 IST

Looking for a cool wedding venue? They don't come much cooler than a church made of ice.

The unusual place of worship opened this week at 6,700 feet above sea level in the at the Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains.

 

A church made entirely from ice is seen during the night at Balea Lac resort in the Fagaras mountains.

 

Franciscan monk Iulian Misariu prays during the inaugural mass at the church.  The church, built at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, will host all types of religious events like weddings and baptizing ceremonies as long as the cold weather lasts.

 

A group of priests of various congregations arrive for the inauguration of the church. Everything inside the church is made of ice, including the altar and the pews.

 

Tourists walk in front of an ice sculpture depicting the Last Supper as they visit the church.

 

A mountain gendarme skies past the church made entirely from ice,

Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters

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