The list of largest churches in the world is defined through the total area for each church, regardless of religion or country. As in the list of the largest religions in the world, Catholicism dominates in the number of churches it places in this specific ranking of 10 largest churches in the world. 8 Catholic churches are represented in the top-10, with the remaining 2 professing Anglicanism. St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church in the world, followed by the National Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida and the Cathedral of Seville. In fact, the National Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora Aparecida and the Cathedral of São João, the Divine are the only 2 churches located outside Europe. All the rest are from European countries, with emphasis on Italy and Spain, which have 2 Churches each represented. Highlight for the presence in this list of Churches in Brazil and Portugal.
Opening the ranking of the largest churches in the world is the Cathedral of Florence, an example of the Gothic-Renaissance style. It features 8.300 square meters of total area.
Spain manages to place two churches in the top 10 of the largest churches in the world. The largest Spanish Baroque temple measures 8.318 square meters.
The largest Portuguese church is on the list of largest churches in the world, through the Church that exists in the Sanctuary of Fátima. It has an area of 8.700 square meters.
The largest English church is one of the tallest churches in the world and is one of the largest Anglican temples in the world. It has an area of 9.687 square meters.
The largest church in Poland has an area of over 10.000 square meters. Another church of Catholic religious confession.
The largest church in Italy is an example of the Gothic style with an area of 10.186 square meters. Another Roman Catholic church that appears on the list of the largest churches in the world.
The largest Anglican church in the world is located in New York, making it the largest church in North America. 11.200 square meters is how much area it has.
The largest Church in Spain is located in Andalusia and has a total area of 11.520 square meters. The largest Gothic cathedral in the world is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The largest church in Brazil occupies the 2nd position in the ranking of the largest churches in the world. It is the largest Catholic temple in South America. It has about 12.000 square meters.
The largest church in the world is located in the Vatican and is St. Peter's Basilica, with a total area of 23.000 square meters. It is the largest church dedicated to Catholicism and is also the most important.
|St. Peter's Basilica
|National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
|Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
|Basilica of Our Lady of Lichén
|Holy Trinity Church
|Cathedral-Basilica of Nossa Senhora do Pilar