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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire
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Gaziantep, Turkey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The basilica is very impressive. It's hard not to take photos all day. I would suggest taking your family there and learn more about the place. It's the largest church in the world, and we had it all to ourselves since it was raining.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Basilica is undoubtedly the largest on the continent. It is not far from the Presidential palace and close to the road which leads to a handicraft village where artizans make very beautiful cloth for sale to the rest of the continent. It is a wonderful structure pregnant with history of the Catholic church. An ariel view of the Basilica... More

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Surreal is the one word I think of when thinking about my trip to Yamoussoukro. When I first saw the church it looked like a computer generated structure as it took a moment to realize that it really is that big. Definitely worth a visit if you should have the time.

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This wonderful architecture will amaze you...an enormous structure that rose in the middle of coconut plantations, cattles and other vegetations. The view from the top seeing the designs of the flooring and other parts of the church to the surrounding community is just awesome! The wooden furnitures and objects inside the Basilica are all made of quality woods. Chandeliers at... More

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Dubai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you visit this beautiful country Côte d'Ivoire then this is a must-see. Stunning building & glass windows. Amazing views from the top. Very friendly guides. Definitely worth the drive from Abidjan. And actually not only the Basilica but the entire city!

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Get a guide! It's worth every penny. TAKE WATER Go up the elevator inside the column! If you are within an hour or two the drive is worth the sight! Use Bing to translate the sites website http://www.ndpbasilique.org/ It's actually taller than the Basilica of Saint Peter!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

It was wonderful to see Notre-Dame de la Paix, difficult to imagine that it was the largest church, bigger than St. Peter in Vatican. But it was because it stay in middle of nothing and proportions as well as disappears in some way or how I express myself. Grand building, nice inside, gorgeous stained glass windows. Modern straight through. Large.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Simply mind-blowing! The Basilica is enormous, intricate and very well maintained. Definitely worth a day trip from Abidjan. In fact, I'd recommend a trip to Cote d'Ivoire just to see the church! One of the most amazing sites I have seen, ever - no exaggeration!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

If you visit Côte d'Ivoire, this is a must-see. Words alone cannot describe the beauty and amazing design of the church. It is enormous so make sure you have plenty of time to spend there. Definitely worth the drive from Abidjan. Will certainly visit again in future

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Bamako, Mali
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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The largest church in the world is also blessed with stunning design. I've travelled extensively in Europe, and I'm not sure what I expected, but this modern chez d'oeuvre of architecture and art took my breath away. The church is really a highlight of a trip to West Africa, not just Côte D'Ivoire. It is an immense and gorgeous mass... More

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