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)
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.
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.