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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace Yamoussoukro

Identification

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace Yamoussoukro
Basilique de Notre Dame de la Paix de Yamoussoukro
103383

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]
renaissance revival

Usages

church

Facts

  • The basilica is the tallest house of worship on the continent of Africa.
  • The renaissance revival-styled church is faced in Italian marble and features 386 columns.
  • The church dome, one of the largest in the world, is 60 m in height and measures 90 m in diameter at its base.
  • Pope John Paul dedicated the cathedral in 1990 to a crowd of 300,000
  • The church can hold 18,000 worshipers.
  • The church measures 149 m (489 ft) to the top of the dome, and 158 m (518 ft) to the tip of the cross that rises above the dome.
  • The basilic is modeled after the St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

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Location

Yamoussoukro
Ivory Coast

Technical Data

518.01 ft
518.01 ft
1985
1990
$300,000,000
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