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Top 7 most beautiful churches in Africa
Africa is home to some of the very best church buildings constructed and ever seen.
It will interest you to know that some of these beautifully constructed, magnificent church buildings are located in North Africa which is mostly dominated by Muslims.
This list of the best constructed church buildings in Africa will open your eyes on the class on display in the architecture of these church buildings which are in Africa and for Africans. Read on to know.
1. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro (Cote d’Ivoire)
This church building is located in the capital of Cote d’Ivoire which is obviously Yamoussoukro. It is designed according to the style of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. This magnificent edifice was constructed at the cost of $175-$600 million. The church building was completed in 1989.
2. Dutch Reformed Church, Graaff-Reinet (South Africa)
This church is located in the eastern Cape province of Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. The building was inspired by that of Salisbury Cathedral in England.
3. National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja (Nigeria)
This is the National church of Nigeria and it is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. This neo-Gothic style church was completed in 2005, after its construction commenced in 1989. It is a magnificent church building to behold.
4. Dutch Reformed Church, Hanover (South Africa)
Another Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, but located in Hanover this time around. The building is a beauty to behold.
5. St. Antonio Catholic Church, Maputo (Mozambique)
This church was built in 1962 and it is located in Mozambique. It was built mimicking the shape of an inverted flower popularly known as “Lemon squeezer”.
6. Dutch Reformed Church, Swellendam (South Africa)
This church is located in Swellendam, South Africa, the original church site on which this current one rests on was built in 1910.
7. Christ Church, Windhoek (Namibia)
Christ Church, Windhoek is known as the church of peace after its dedication in 1910, after the wars between the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero and Ovambo.