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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire
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Type: Religious Sites
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Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 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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9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
59 helpful votes 59 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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Athens, Greece
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123 reviews 123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Correct, this is the largest church in the world. It's abnormally huge. It lies in the middle of the empty field surrounded by iron bar fence. I guess comparison with The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania is in order, if you know what I mean. What's done is done though, so let's try to enjoy it. Recommended.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This is a must see if you are in Yamoussoukro. This is the most impressive site in the middle of Africa. I was fortunate enough to have enough time and visit and was in awe. Any photos do not do any justice.

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Hyderabad, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

The biggest church in the world lives up to the reputation. The place is just breathtaking. The glass paintings are beautiful and are larger than life. The woodwork is also excellent. Most of the guides can speak only French so if you are an English speaker then it is recommended that you request for one at the reception. The gatekeepers... More

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