Which Is The Largest Religious Building In The World?


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Rajesh Shri Profile
Rajesh Shri answered
There are a number of impressive religious monuments in the world of great size with the Saint Peter's Basilica (built in the 16th century) in Rome, Italy being the most famous as the largest church in the world for several centuries covering an expanse of 23,000 sq m (247,600 sq ft); the basilica named after the apostle St Peter is famous as the final resting place of the Popes.

Today though it is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro in Cote d'Ivoire, Africa which is the largest church covering an area of 30,000 sq m (323,000 sq ft). The basilica was constructed in a period of about 5 years with construction beginning in 1985 and ending with its consecration in 1990 by the Pope John Paul II. The largest Cathedral in the world is the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York, USA, while the largest wooden religious structure is the Todaiji temple in Nara, Japan.
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Ryan Rugraff
Ryan Rugraff commented
Actually the great pyramid's base covers approximately 53,000 sq m. and this is just one of three pyramids. The entire necropolis of Giza could be considered a religious structure. But as a single building the great pyramid is probably the largest.
John Nawrocki
John Nawrocki commented
I would not exactly call a grave yard a religious structure.
John Nawrocki
John Nawrocki commented
Most consider Angkor Wat in Cambodia The Largest Religious Structure in the world.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Enclosed or open,attached or detached ...I would have to say vatican city,or how about jerusalem the temple mount of david...

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