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Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

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Address: Yamoussoukro, Cote d'Ivoire

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Mind blowing....Too decadent for a developing country

Don't bother paying the fee to use your camera, you can take photos anyway.. Photos are allowed once you go up stairs, and it is possible to take great snaps.....the church is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
rogerjh2016
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't bother paying the fee to use your camera, you can take photos anyway.. Photos are allowed once you go up stairs, and it is possible to take great snaps.....the church is ...just big..very impressive !

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Albany, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Even after knowing how this architectural marvel came about, the actual sight still renders you speechless.

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is very stunning place, and undoubtedly this place is not been explored by tourists much. About 230+ Kms from Abidjan (Conveyance: Car, Taxi or Bus) Reason to Discover this place : 1) In terms of height, this is the Tallest Church in the world 2) In Terms of Size (Internal + External), this is the largest Church in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I witnessed today one of the best churches i have ever seen. Immensely huge and reflecting the faith of the people of Cote D'Ivoire. You have to visit the cathedral to witness the greatness

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

On a day trip to Yamoussoukro from Abidjan with colleagues, we did the guided tour of the Basilica. It's a replica of St Peter's in Rome, but slightly taller! (St Peter's only keeps the name of biggest church in the world because it has more chapels) It's well worth spending the two hours and two euros it takes to do... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This church (one of the largest in the world) is truly impressive. We had an excellent tour guide who knew the building from top to bottom as well as the best photo spots. It's a beautiful structure with replicas of famous sculptures with an Ivorian touch. Made the day trip to Yamoussoukro from Abidjan worth it. Afterwards, head to the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We had a full day to spend in Abidjan so we had our hotel (we used the Sofitel) arrange for a car and driver. It was not cheap.....a bit less than 2x the taxi rate, but we had him for the day.....although there were a couple times when he kept calling his boss to see if he could take us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I got a chance to visit the Bassilica in Yamoussoukro this year. From far, you may not think it carries a lot of details and intricacies on catholic faith. The outside lawns are well kept and the Gardening is meticulous. The cost of visiting is cfa. 2000 for non national and cfa. 1000 for locals. The english speaking guide i... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Controversial yes but a great testimony to Papa Houphouet's faith as well as a valuable legacy for Ivory coast. A must see in Africa!

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abidjan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

While not of the Catholic faith, I was awestruck by this incredible place. Frankly, it is impossible to visit without feeling a sense of awe. Every inch is a work of art, and the sheer majesty of the place is somewhat overwhelming. An absolute architectural masterpiece, not to be missed.

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