Ordinarily, churches are meant to be a place of worship. However, these listed churches exhibit top notch architecture and class. Additionally, these churches are of great historical significance.
- Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
Costing between US$175 – 600 million,The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace or in French Basilique Notre-Dame de la Paix was constructed from 1985 to 1989.
The design was inspired by the Basilica of Saint Peter in Vatican City. It is, by many accounts, the world’s largest church and was also listed in the Guinness World Records.
2. Dutch Reformed Church (Grotekerk), Graaff-Reinet, South Africa
This stunning Dutch Reformed Church is in the Eastern Cape Province city of Graaff-Reinet. On the 12th April 1886 the foundation stone was laid for the fourth and existing church which is Gothic Revival and based on the lines of Salisbury Cathedral in England with the inaugural sermon delivered on the 11th September 1887.
The stone for this church was obtained locally and the church which can seat 1,250 and has a steeple of 45, 72 metres boasts a chimney, an unusual feature for a church. The church is one of the historic landmarks in Graaff Reinet.
3) National Church of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
The National Ecumenical Centre also known as the National Christian Centre is a Christian place of worship located in the capital city Abuja. The neo-gothic style church was designed by Darchiwork Group a Nigerian architectural firm. Although construction started in 1989, the projected was completed in 2005.
4) Dutch Reformed Church – Hanover, South Africa
This intriguing model of the Dutch Reformed Church is in Hanover, a small town in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The nucleus of the town is the Dutch Reformed Church.