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Top 17 largest churches in the world
Posted on 24/03/2016

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The world is home to some incredibly impressive churches of historical and spiritual importance. Check out 17 of the largest churches in the world, they're pretty hard to miss!

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  • Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro
    Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro

    According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in the Ivory Coast is the largest church in the world. It boasts an impressive exterior area of 30,000 m. Its interior area of 7,989m is a slightly less impressive, placing it behind 16 other churches.

  • Cathedral of Our Lady
    Cathedral of Our Lady

    It was built in Antwerp, Belgium, during the years 1352-1521. Its size is 8,000m.

  • Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
    Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    It was built in Mexico City, Mexico, during the years 1974-1976. Its size is 8,000m.

  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart
    Basilica of the Sacred Heart

    It was built in Brussels, Belgium, during the years 1905-1970. Its size is 8,000m.

  • Cathedral of Saint Sava
    Cathedral of Saint Sava

    It was built in Belgrade, Serbia, during the years 1935-2003. Its size is 8,162m.

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Churches come in all shapes and sizes all around the world, but they are always impressive architectural styles built with many sacred materials.

There are many criteria on which these spectacular buildings could be ranked, but this list rates these churches in order of their interior and exterior sizes.

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