12.Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe · Mexico
The Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe is a Roman Catholic church located on top of Tepeyac Hill in the northern part of Mexico City, Mexico. There are actually two basilicas on top of the hill with the same name with the newer one being much larger and having been built from 1974-1976. The older one is much prettier to look at but also much smaller in size. The new Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe can seat some 10,000 people.
11.Basilica of the Sacred Heart · Belgium ·
The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and parish church in Brussels, Belgium. King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1905 during the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Belgian Independence. Halted by two World Wars, its construction was completed in 1969. Covering an area 164.5 m (540 ft) long and 107.80 m (353.7 ft) wide, it is the sixth largest Roman Catholic Church in the world and the seventh among Christian churches.
10.Cathedral of Saint Sava · Serbia
9.Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar · Spain
8.Church of the Most Holy Trinity · Portugal
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity in the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal is the fourth largest Catholic Church and the sixth largest Christian church in the world. It was constructed between 2004 and 2007 and was consecrated on October 12, 2007, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima. The church, dedicated to the Most Holy Trinity was entirely paid with gifts from the pilgrims. It measures 95 m (310 ft) long and 115 m (380 ft) wide, holding up to 9000 people.
7.Liverpool Cathedral · United Kingdom
6.Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen · Poland
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lichen is the largest church in Poland, the seventh in Europe and the tenth in the world. It was constructed from 1994 through 2004 covering an area 120 m (393 ft) long and 77 m (252 ft)wide. It was built in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is home to a 200-year-old painting known as the “Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland.”
5.Milan Cathedral · Italy · 109,641 square feet
4.Cathedral of Saint John the Divine · United States · 120,555 square feet
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York is claimed to be the largest Cathedral and Anglican Church and fourth largest Christian church in the world. Its interior measures 183.2 m (601 ft) long and 70.7 m (232 ft) wide. It was originally designed as Byzantine-Romanesque but was changed to Gothic. A huge fire damaged the church in 2001; construction and restoration still continues today thus earning its nickname: St. John the Unfinished.
3.Seville Cathedral · Spain · 124,000 square feet
2.Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida · Brazil · 129,167 square feet
The new Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida was built in 1955 and designed in the form of a Greek cross. It measures 173 m (567 ft) long and 168 m (551 ft) wide, sitting up to 45,000 people. Pope John Pau II named it the most important National Marian Shrine in Brazil. It was officially declared as “the largest Marian Temple in the World” in 1984.
1.St. Peter's Basilica · Vatican City · 227,065 square feet