Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro

Listed by the "Guinness Book of Records" as the world's largest church, Basilica of Our Lady of Peace covers an area of 30,000 sq m (322,917 sq ft). Though only a third of the population of Cote d'Ivoire is Christian, this basilica has enough space to accommodate 18,000 worshippers. President Felix Houphouet-Boigny built this structure between 1983 and 1989 as a monument to himself, commissioning a stained glass window with his portrait on it as the centerpiece of the basilica. Though the attraction has become a controversial symbol of extravagance, it remains the main house of worship for Catholics here. Plan your visit to Basilica of Our Lady of Peace and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yamoussoukro holiday builder site .
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  • On the outskirts of the city rises the massive construction of the Cathedral, which was built after the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. For the city and the number of believers much marble etc crazy oversized, but nevertheless impressive alone due to the size and fitted with Windows.
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  • From any edge to Yamoussoukro, you can see the Basilica! Really impressive. The road is long from Abidjan of course but worth the effort!
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  • It is perhaps the most extraordinary site in Yamoussoukro. This masterpiece of architecture is considered by many people, not only the largest but also the most beautiful basilica in the world. The interior is explendorous and worthy of highlighting. The Basilica was built with excellent quality marbles imported from Italy and Portugal. Big pillars and angelic and appealing huge stain glassed windows. An outstanding pearl in Africa.
  • Elegant structure. A remarkable monument in Yamoussoukro. You sure must visit this place when next you're in Ivory Coast.
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