- List of tallest churches in the world
Middle Agesuntil the advent of the skyscraper, Christian churches have been among the tallest buildings. Starting in 1311, when the spireof Lincoln Cathedralsurpassed the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza, until the Washington Monumentwas constructed in 1884, a succession of churches held the title of world's tallest building. If it is ever completed, which seems likely, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia will become the tallest church in the world, at 170 m (558 ft) tall.
This list does not include structures from other religions. For example, the
minaretof Casablanca's Hassan II Mosqueis 210 m (689 ft) tall. Nor does it include church buildings that are not churches such as the Chicago Temple Building.
The churches are ordered based on their tallest recorded height in history. Churches in "italics" and marked with "H" either no longer exist or no longer stand to their original full height as listed. When the current shorter height still is significant, churches may be mentioned a second time on the list. "H" = Height is historical. To view the tallest "present" churches, press the sorting button in "H" column.
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History of St. Anthony's Parish, Toledo, Ohio, Anno Domini 1957, F.S. LegowskiNRHP certification #71000424
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