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“Largest church in the world” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica of Our Lady of Peace

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Stockholm, Sweden
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120 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Largest church in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

It was wonderful to see Notre-Dame de la Paix, difficult to imagine that it was the largest church, bigger than St. Peter in Vatican. But it was because it stay in middle of nothing and proportions as well as disappears in some way or how I express myself.
Grand building, nice inside, gorgeous stained glass windows. Modern straight through. Large.

Visited January 2014
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“WOW - definitely one to add to the bucket list!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

Simply mind-blowing! The Basilica is enormous, intricate and very well maintained. Definitely worth a day trip from Abidjan. In fact, I'd recommend a trip to Cote d'Ivoire just to see the church! One of the most amazing sites I have seen, ever - no exaggeration!

Visited November 2013
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“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

If you visit Côte d'Ivoire, this is a must-see. Words alone cannot describe the beauty and amazing design of the church. It is enormous so make sure you have plenty of time to spend there. Definitely worth the drive from Abidjan. Will certainly visit again in future

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Bamako, Mali
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Stunning, inspiring design. To see before you die”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

The largest church in the world is also blessed with stunning design. I've travelled extensively in Europe, and I'm not sure what I expected, but this modern chez d'oeuvre of architecture and art took my breath away. The church is really a highlight of a trip to West Africa, not just Côte D'Ivoire. It is an immense and gorgeous mass of yellow stone, glass, and brass modeled after St. Peter's in the Vatican plopped basically in the middle of a field. But it is the interior that really shines, literally: floor to ceiling stained-glass windows and a large stained-glass circular cupola. The tidbits you get from the guided tour are really worth the time you take.

Visited August 2013
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Athens, Greece
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“quite unbelievable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Correct, this is the largest church in the world. It's abnormally huge. It lies in the middle of the empty field surrounded by iron bar fence. I guess comparison with The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, Romania is in order, if you know what I mean. What's done is done though, so let's try to enjoy it.

Recommended.

Visited November 2012
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