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Historical church buildings in Africa that are still a sight to behold

February 03, 2019 at 08:00 am | We Tour

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

February 03, 2019 at 08:00 am | We Tour

Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro – Côte d’Ivoire

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Modelled after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro is the world’s largest church that took 5 years to construct from 1985 to 1990. The church cost close to 600 million dollars to build and remains one of Côte d’Ivoire’s pride.

Inside the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro

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