Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro

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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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  • Try to visit in cooler weather . Really enjoyed my 2 hour stay there . A day trip from Abidjan is recommended  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised by this structure. Tucked away in a town that is hardly looked after, this gem is worth seeing. The features and the details show that a lot of resources went into building....  more »
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  • Guided tours available for less than $2, to include parking. Tours in French and English lasting about 1hr. Worth checking out.
  • It is a very beautiful cathedral with exquisite beauty and precision. It is one of the largest churches in the world. Construction of this church was completed in the year 1989.

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