Top 10 largest churches in the world on satellite images


Easter is the most important Christian festival. It celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, three days after he was executed. We would like to celebrate it in the most GeoGeek way. Below you will see the list of the world’s largest church buildings by area.

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10. Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy – 8,515m2 (IV–1823)

9. Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Fátima, Portugal – 8,700m2 (2004-2007)

8. Liverpool Cathedral, UK – 9,687m2 (1904–1978)

7. Abbey of Santa Giustina, Padua, Italy – 9,717m2 (1501–1606)

6. Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń, Poland – 10,090m2 (1994–2004)

5. Milan Cathedral, Italy – 10,186m2 (1386–1965)

4. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York – 11,200m2 (1892–present)

3. Seville Cathedral, Spain – 11,520m2 (1401–1528)

2. Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brasil – 12,000m2 (1955–1980)

1. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City – 21,095m2 (1506–1626)

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