Top 10 Most Beautiful Churches In Africa

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  1. charlhxe

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    Africa is one of the most religious countries in world. Basically occupied by Christians and Muslim with some other religions.

    In this post, I'll be writing on the top 10 most beautiful churches you can find in Africa.

    This list will reveal to you churches of magnificent structures and architectures. You may also visit them as tour sites if you wish.


    Top 10 Most Beautiful Churches in Africa

    Here are the top 10 most beautiful churches in Africa:

    Note that this list was not arranged in any order as any church is surprisingly beautiful based on its own architecture.



    1. Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Aswan

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    The church is situated in Aswan, Egypt, a predominantly Muslim country, and poised to be one of the most beautiful churches in Africa and also one of the largest too.


    2. Basilica of Our Lady of Africa, Algiers

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    Basilica of Our Lady of Africa is situated in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, a Muslim country too. It was first constructed in 1858 and inaugurated in 1872. It is unarguably one of the most beautiful churches in Africa.


    3. Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, Cairo

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    Saint Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral is situated in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt, a predominantly Muslim country. The cathedral was founded by Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria and was inaugurated by him in 1969. The church was however consecrated in 1968.

    It is the largest church in Africa and also one of the churches with magnificent architectural design.


    4. Dutch Reformed Church, Swellendam

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    The Dutch Reformed Church is another church with good reputation and beauty. It is located in Swellendam, South Africa. Its original structure was built in 1910.


    5. Dutch Reformed Church, Hanover

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    This is another beautiful church of Dutch Reformed denomination, situated in Hanover, SA.


    6. Dutch Reformed Church, Graaff-Reinet

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    This is another Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa but this time located in Graaff-Reinet. Its architecture was inspired by Salisbury Cathedral in England. It is very beautiful to behold.


    7. National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja

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    The National Ecumenical Centre is situated in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria being a federal system of government built it on the basis of unity making the church the unifying centre for Christians across the country. It is often called the National church and was completed in 2005 though building commenced in 1989. It is a very beautiful church to behold.


    8. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro

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    The church is located in the capital city of Cote d'Ivoire, Yamoussoukro. It was completed in 1989 at an estimated cost of $175-$600 million. It was inspired by St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican city, if not built after it. It is one of the most beautiful churches in Africa too.


    9. Christ Church, Windhoek

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    Christ Church is situated in Windhoek, Namibia and is colloquially known as the Church of Peace after its dedication 1910 and after the wars between the German and the Khoikhoi, and between Herero and Ovambo.


    10. Saint Antonio Catholic Church, Maputo

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    Saint Antonio Catholic Church is situated in Maputo, Mozambique. It was built in 1962. Its architectural design was inspired by the shape of an inverted flower known as "Lemon squeezer". It is a very beautiful church too.

    That's it for my list! What are your thoughts?
     
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  3. Drealup10

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    Where is the church of christ???? :(
     
  4. pynoli

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    Yes, they are really beautiful ! :adore: