The Five Tallest Churches in the World

Author: Kim Jacobs All about moving and London

Christian churches have always been some of the most fascinating structures in the world. Before the introduction of the skyscraper, some of these churches were amongst the tallest building in the world. Here are the tallest church edifices on the planet.

  1. Ulm-MinsterUlm Minster– Located in the German city of Ulm, it is the tallest church in the world and from 1890 to 1901 was the tallest building overall. The construction of the church commenced in 1377 and ended over five centuries later in 1890. Its steeple is 161.5 metres tall and has a total of 768 steps. The Ulm Minster is one of Germany most visited landmarks and is beyond any doubt one of the most beautiful churches in the world.
  2. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace– This wonderful structure is situated in the capital of Côte d`Ivoire, Yamoussoukro and is known to be the tallest Roman Catholic temple in the world. The building’s dome is recognised as the tallest in the world. The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace was built during the 1990s and was inspired by the design of the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican City. At the moment the edifice has a capacity of 18.000 people and is certainly one of Africa’s most renowned places of interest. The building is also considered to be the largest church in the world, a status that is disputed with the aforementioned Basilica of Stain Peter.
  3. Lincoln Cathedral– Officially known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, this breathtaking structure lies in the English cathedral city of Lincoln in the eastern parts of the country. The construction of the church started during the late 12th century and ended in the early 14th century in 1311. It has three towers which are 83 metres tall and three spires which are 160 metres tall. A total of 20 bells are spread over the three towers. The Lincoln Cathedral is one of England’s most famous edifices, so make sure that you visit it, once your relocation is over. You can speed your move by using professional man and van services. Don’t worry about the price of such services as most man and van companies work with affordable prices.
  4. Cologne Cathedral – One of the most popular cathedrals in the world, the Cologne Cathedral is situated in the German city of Cologne. From 1880 to 1884 it was the tallest edifice in the world and to date is considered to be the most beautiful church in Germany. The structure is visited by approximately 20.000 people on a daily basis, which makes it Germany’s most visited landmark. The church was built for more than six centuries and was completed in 1880. The spire of the cathedral is 157.4 metres and is the edifice’s main feature.
  5. Beauvais Cathedral– With a height of 153 metres, the Beauvais Cathedral is the tallest in France. It is also known as the most daring Gothic church in the world due to its complex and unorthodox architectural design. In 1840, the church was recognised by the French as a historic monument and was classified as a national heritage site.