Highest church buildings

The Top 20 highest church buildings in the world

St Peters Basilica Vatican City
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10. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City (Vatican City) – 448 ft (132.5 metres)

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, or simply St. Peter’s Basilica is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Catholic tradition holds that the basilica is the burial site of Saint Peter, chief among Jesus’s apostles and also the first Bishop of Rome.

New Cathedral Linz
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9. New Cathedral, Linz (Austria) – 440 ft (134.8 metres)

The New Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Linz, Austria. It is the largest, though not the tallest church in Austria. With 20,000 seats, the cathedral is the largest (130 meters long, and the ground 5,170 square meters), but not the highest, church in Austria.

St Stephens Cathedral Vienna highest church buildings
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8. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna (Austria) – 449 ft (136.44 metres)

St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral, seen today in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365) and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated in 1147. The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral has borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has, with its multi-colored tile roof, become one of the city’s most recognizable symbols.

Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen
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7. Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, Stary Licheń (Poland) – 464 ft (141.5 metres)

The Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń is a Roman Catholic church located at the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland, in the village of Licheń Stary near Konin in the Greater Poland Voivodeship in Poland. It was designed by Barbara Bielecka and built between 1994 and 2004. The construction was funded by pilgrims’ donations. With a tower measuring 141.5 meters in height, it is one of the tallest and largest churches in the world.

Strasbourg Cathedral highest church buildings
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6. Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg (France) – 466 ft (142 metres)

Strasbourg Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg, also known as Strasbourg Minster, is a Catholic cathedral in Strasbourg, Alsace, France. Although considerable parts of it are still in Romanesque architecture, it is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture. Erwin von Steinbach is credited for major contributions from 1277 to his death in 1318.

St Nikolai Hamburg
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5. St. Nikolai, Hamburg (Germany) – 483 ft (147.88 metres)

The Gothic Revival Church of St. Nicholas was formerly one of the five Lutheran main churches in the city of Hamburg. Bombing of Hamburg in World War II destroyed the bulk of the church and its rubble was removed leaving its crypt, its site and tall tower, largely hollow, save for a large set of bells, together serving as a memorial and an important architectural landmark.

Rouen Cathedral Rouen
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4. Rouen Cathedral, Rouen (France) – 495 ft (151 metres)

Rouen Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Rouen, Normandy, France. It is the see of the Archbishop of Rouen, Primate of Normandy. The cathedral is in the Gothic architectural tradition. The cathedral has had a strong musical tradition since the Middle Ages. Its choir was famous up to the French Revolution for singing from memory.