Top 11 Most Beautiful Churches in Africa 2018

This is a list of the top 11 most beautiful churches in Africa 2018. Africa is home to some of the very best church buildings ever constructed and ever seen and it will interest you to know that some of these beautifully constructed, magnificent church buildings are located in North Africa which is mostly dominated by Muslims. This list of the best constructed Church buildings in Africa will open your eyes on the class on display in the architecture of these Church buildings which are in Africa and for Africans. 

Top 11 Most Beautiful Church Buildings in Africa 2018 

1. Basilica of Our Lady of Africa, Algiers (Algeria) 


This church is located in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, a predominantly Muslim country. This beautiful edifice was first constructed in 1858 and by 1872, it was inaugurated. This masterpiece of a church building is indeed a beauty to behold.

2. Archangel Michael’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Aswan (Egypt) 


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This church also is situated in North Africa, Egypt precisely, where Muslims dominate. It is the largest church in all Egypt and the Middle East and it was consecrated in 2006.

3. Casablanca Cathedral, a.k.a Sacred Heart of Jesus, Casablanca (Morocco) 


Another really beautiful church building located in North Africa. This edifice commonly known as a cathedral never had a Bishop. It is located in Casablanca, Morocco and it was built in 1930 but it ceased to be a church in 1956. This magnificent architectural edifice is included in this list because it was once a Roman Catholic church but is now a cultural centre.


4. New Church of St. Mary of Zion, Tigray (Ethiopia) 


This church building was constructed in the 1950s by the famous Ethiopian Emperor, His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie. It has since undergone a face-lift to keep it looking new.

5. Christ Church, Windhoek (Namibia) 


Christ Church, Windhoek is known as the church of peace after its dedication in 1910, after the wars between the Germans and the Khoikhoi, Herero and Ovambo.

6. Dutch Reformed Church, Swellendam (South Africa) 


This church is located in Swellendam, South Africa, the original church site on which this current one rests on was built in 1910.

7. St. Antonio Catholic Church, Maputo (Mozambique) 


This church was built in 1962 and it is located in Mozambique. It was built mimicking the shape of an inverted flower popularly known as “Lemon squeezer”.

8. Dutch Reformed Church, Hanover (South Africa) 


Another Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, but located in Hanover this time around. The building is a beauty to behold.

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9. National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja (Nigeria) 


This is the National church of Nigeria and it is located in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. This neo-Gothic style church was completed in 2005, after its construction commenced in 1989. It is a magnificent church building to behold.

10. Dutch Reformed Church, Graaff-Reinet (South Africa) 


This church is located in the eastern Cape province of Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. The building was inspired by that of Salisbury Cathedral in England.

11. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro (Cote d’Ivoire) 


This church building is located in the capital of Cote d’Ivoire which is obviously Yamoussoukro. It is designed according to the style of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. This magnificent edifice was constructed at the cost of $175-$600 million. The church building was completed in 1989.




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  1. lynda

    wow Catholic Church is almost most beautiful church in the world. (07)

  2. happiness

    They suppose used this money they used in beautifying this church in sponsoring the less privilege (05)

  3. okafor chidimma

    That’s nice (88)

  4. wisdom

    They should used the money on the less privilege (30)

  5. Mmesoma offor

    Really cool (09)

  6. stellaodike

    nice one but they should use the money to help the needy

  7. stellaodike

    nice one but they should use the money to help the needy (92)

  8. Ezenyimulu Okechukwu

    nice and cool

  9. Nweke Nnaemeka

    Wow all these churches is beautiful(008)

  10. What a beautiful construction bravo to those architects…..

  11. Ohijeh blessing

    church is not about bin beautiful…d money spent on d church can be use to feed d less privilege ..

  12. Ohijeh blessing

    quiz number[83]

  13. Okonkwo Clementina

    Wow these churches are really beautiful oh. Upon most them are are built on Muslim countries yet dey want repent,but this Abuja church fine sha I like worship there one day.(01)

  14. Benjamin David

    Atleast we are not left out… Nigeria is there…Abuja is wonderful (74)

  15. nwadike onyinye

    Wow this churches are really beautiful (111)

  16. Ogbeide faith omoze

    See churches oh!! But Y all dis people dy waste money like dis na, dy for use d money for less Previllage cos big fine church no determine say people go go heaven. But any way sha I go like worship for dat Abuja church one day. (P01)

  17. nwangene onyema

    Wow this is really nice…

  18. chikaogwu chioma

    Wow… Nice churches (023)

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