PHOTOS: Top Ten(10) Most Beautiful Churches In Africa And When They Were Built

MOST BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES IN AFRICA- A church is a place of worship for Christians. Most churches are unique in their own way and it most often than not depict incredible beauty in architecture.

Most Christian places of worship, especially the old ones exhibit impressive mastery in architecture and have historical significance.

Christianity first arrived in North Africa in the 1st AD before spreading to the rest of Africa nations. The Christian community in North Africa were among the earliest Christians in the world.

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Its no wonder surprising that the most unique and stunning churches are found in North Africa which is now predominantly Muslim region takes it reading through the Top Ten most beautiful churches in Africa.

  1. 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.

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire

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.

Dutch Reformed Church (Grotekerk), Graaff-Reinet, South Africa


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