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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  • We reached there around 11 am last Sunday when the Sunday Mass was on. This gave us an opportunity to experience the basilica while there was a mass going on & enjoy the choir & the lovely acoustics.....  more »
  • The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is a very impressive structure with much religious symbolism. Our guide spoke very clear English, and his knowledge was impressive. The tour cost was very...  more »
  • Waouh! I just have a renewed great positive impression. I visited this holy place twenty years ago and still feel such a sensation. Not only a great spiritual site to be for refreshment and retreat but also a culturally and artistically rich monument to visit!
  • Holy City a place to be.... Clean... Calm... The views are magnificent... Still the same as three years ago that I visited
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