List of tallest church buildings in the world

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From the Middle Ages until the advent of the skyscraper, Christian church buildings were often the world's tallest buildings. From 1311, when the spire of Lincoln Cathedral surpassed the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza, until the Washington Monument was completed in 1884, a succession of church buildings held this title. If it is completed, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia will become the tallest church in the world, at 170 m (558 ft).

This list does not include church buildings that incorporate a significant portion of space to non-church uses, such as the Chicago Temple Building. It does not include structures from other religions, although some may have taller elements. For example, the minaret of Casablanca's Hassan II Mosque is 210 m (689 ft) tall, making it the tallest religious edifice in the world.

The church buildings are ordered based on their tallest recorded height in history. Churches in italics and marked with H (for historical) either no longer exist or no longer stand to their original full height as listed. When the current shorter height still is significant, church buildings may be mentioned a second time on the list. To view the tallest present churches, click the sorting button in the H column.

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Height metres (feet)HNameCompletionCityCountryComment
161.5 m (530 ft)Ulm Minster1890Ulm GermanyLargest Protestant Gothic church in Germany; 768 stairs going up to a height of 143 m. Spires were intended to be shorter, but height increased to surpass Cologne Cathedral.
159.7 m (524 ft)HLincoln Cathedral1311Lincoln EnglandToday 83 m — spire collapsed in a storm in 1549; Tallest building in the world from 1311 to 1549; Was 103 metres from 1549 to 1807[citation needed].
158.0 m (518 ft)Our Lady of Peace Basilica1989Yamoussoukro Ivory CoastPossibly the largest church in the world (disputed with St Peter's Basilica); world's tallest domed church, the dome being lower but the cross taller than that of St Peter's Basilica, Rome; Tallest Roman Catholic church in the world and in Africa
157.4 m (516 ft)Cologne Cathedral1880Cologne GermanyTallest building in the world from 1880 to 1884; largest Gothic church in Germany and tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world
153.0 m (502 ft)HBeauvais Cathedral[1]1569Beauvais FranceTower collapsed in 1573
151.0 m (495 ft)HSt. Mary's church, Stralsund1478Stralsund GermanyToday 104 m — spire destroyed by lightning in 1647; tallest building in the world from 1625 to 1647
151.0 m (495 ft)Rouen Cathedral1876Rouen FranceTallest building in the world from 1876 to 1880 and still the tallest church in France
150.0 m (493 ft)HOld St Paul's Cathedral1240London EnglandSpire destroyed by lightning in 1561 and whole structure destroyed in Great Fire of London of 1666
147.3 m (483 ft)St. Nikolai, Hamburg1874Hamburg GermanyTallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876; Only tower remains after 1943 bombing
142.0 m (466 ft)Strasbourg Cathedral1439Strasbourg FranceTallest building in the world from 1647 to 1874, tallest 15th-century structure in the world
141.5 m (464 ft)Basilica of Our Lady of Licheń2000Stary Licheń PolandLargest church in Poland, seventh largest in Europe and eleventh largest in the world
138.0 m (452 ft)St. Peter's Basilica1626Vatican City  Vatican Citylargest church in the world both by area and volume
136.4 m (449 ft)St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna1433Vienna AustriaTallest church in Austria
136.0 m (446 ft)HSt. Peter1491Riga LatviaTallest church in Baltic states, tower collapsed in 1666 and again in 1721; tower and roof damaged in World War II
134.8 m (440 ft)New Cathedral, Linz1924Linz AustriaLargest church in Austria, but two metres shorter than Stephansdom since no building in Austria-Hungary was allowed to be higher than Stephansdom  
134.5 m (441 ft)HNotre-Dame-et-Saint-Lambert1433Liège BelgiumDestroyed by the Liegeois in 1794 after the French Revolution
132.2 m (436 ft)St. Peter's Church, Hamburg1878Hamburg Germany 
132.1 m (433 ft)St. Michaelis Church, Hamburg1786Hamburg GermanyThe tallest 18th-century church in the world
131.3 m (431 ft)HMalmesbury Abbey1180Malmesbury EnglandSpire collapsed in the late 15th or early 16th century
130.6 m (428 ft)St. Martin's Church, Landshut1500Landshut GermanyTallest brickwork structure in the world
130.0 m (426 ft)HSt. Elisabeth's Church (Wrocław)1535Wrocław Polandtoday 83 m, spire collapsed in 1529 during storm
129 m (423 ft)Saint Joseph's Oratory1967Montreal Canada
125.4 m (410 ft)St Jacobi1962Hamburg Germany 
125.0 m (410 ft)St. Mary's Church, Lübeck1350Lübeck GermanyTallest church facade with two steeples finished in the Middle Ages and only overtaken in height by Cologne cathedral in 1880
124.0 m (407 ft)Cathedral of Maringá1972Maringá BrazilTallest church in Latin America
123.7 m (521.6 ft)HSt. Olaf1500Tallinn EstoniaTallest in Estonia
123.3 m (404 ft)St. Peter1973Riga LatviaoOce much taller, but still the tallest church in Latvia
123.1 m (404 ft)Cathedral of Saint Mary1315Salisbury EnglandTallest church spire in the United Kingdom, tallest 14th-century structure in the world. Also largest cathedral close in Britain (80 acres/32.4 ha).
123.0 m (404 ft)Cathedral of Our Lady (Antwerp)1521Antwerp Belgiumtallest church in the Low Countries
122.5 m (402 ft)Peter and Paul Cathedral1733St. Petersburg RussiaThe world's tallest Orthodox belltower; since adjacent to the main sanctuary, may be considered the tallest Orthodox church
122.3 m (400 ft)HAbbaye-aux-Hommes1250 13th centuryCaen FranceSpire replaced by a shorter tower in the 17th century
122.3 m (400 ft)Church of Our Lady (Bruges)1465Bruges Belgium
121.0 m (397 ft)Basilica of San Gaudenzio1887Novara Italy 
119.8 m (392 ft)HCathedral Basilica of St James the Apostle1892Szczecin PolandCathedral tower collapsed during a bombardment in 1944 and currently measures 110.18 m
119.8 m (392 ft)Riverside Church1930New York City United StatesTallest Church in the United States of America
118.7 m (390 ft)Uppsala Domkyrka1435Uppsala SwedenLargest church in Scandinavia
118.3 m (387 ft)HCathedral1468Metz France 
117.5 m (385 ft)Schwerin Cathedral1892Schwerin Germany 
117.0 m (384 ft)St. Peter's Church, Rostock1577Rostock Germany 
116.7 m (377 ft)St. Catherine's Church, Hamburg1657Hamburg Germany 
116.5 m (381 ft)HBerlin Cathedral1905Berlin Germany
116.0 m (381 ft)Freiburg Minster1330Freiburg Germany 
115.0 m (375 ft)Chartres Cathedral1514Chartres France 
115.0 m (376 ft)Basílica del Voto Nacional1988Quito Ecuador
114.8 m (376 ft)HCollegiate church of St. Mary Magdalene [2]1350 14th or 15th centuryPoznań PolandDestroyed in a fire in 1777, finally demolished in 1802
114.7 m (376 ft)Lübeck Cathedral1341Lübeck Germany 
114.6 m (374 ft)Basilica of St. Michael, Bordeaux1492Bordeaux France 
114.5 m (376 ft)Florence Cathedral1434Florence Italy 
114.5 m (376 ft)St. Andreas1890Hildesheim Germany 
114.0 m (295 ft)Roskilde Cathedral1405Roskilde Denmark 
114.0 m (295 ft)Orléans Cathedral1345Orléans France 
113.0 m (371 ft)Catedral de Manizales1901Manizales Colombia
113.0 m (371 ft)HKaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church1895Berlin Germanyspire damaged in World War II, current height 71 m
112.7 m (367 ft)Notre-Dame Cathedral1549Amiens France
112.3 m (369 ft)Domtoren1382Utrecht Netherlandsthe cathedral's nave collapsed during a storm in 1674
112.3 m (370 ft)Torrazzo of Cremona1309Cremona Italy
112.0 m (390 ft)HReinoldikirche1520Dortmund GermanyBuilt in 1454 with 112 m (367 ft), collapsed in earthquake 1661, now 104 m (340 ft)
112.0 m (367 ft)Cathedral of La Plata1932/2000La Plata Argentinadesignated cathedral in 1932, towers finished in 2000
112.0 m (367 ft)Saint Jacob's Church1894Lübeck Germany 
111.3 m (366 ft)St. Paul's Cathedral1710London Englandtallest building in London until 1962
111.2 m (367 ft)Schleswig Cathedral1894Schleswig Germany 
110.18 m (363 ft)Cathedral Basilica of St James the Apostle1892Szczecin Polandin 1892 - 1944 it measured 119.8 m; until 2008 it was 67 m
110 m (360 ft)HPieterskerk, Leiden1570Leiden Netherlandstoday towerless — tower collapsed in 1512
110 m (360 ft)HOur Lady Of Lebanon1992Juniyah LebanonTallest Church in the Middle East
110 m (360 ft)HSt. John's Church, Lüneburg1384Lüneberg Germanytoday 108.7 m — spire partially destroyed by lightning in 1406
110 m (360 ft)HCatedral Nueva1733Salamanca Spain 
109.6 m (361 ft)Herz-Jesu-Kirche1891Graz Austria 
108.8 m (357 ft)Nieuwe Kerk (Delft)1496Delft Netherlands 
108.7 m (357 ft)St. John's Church, Lüneburg1408Lüneburg Germanyonce slightly taller; spire rebuilt from 1406 to 1408
108.5 m (350 ft)Milan Cathedral1886Milan Italy 
108.4 m (355 ft)Zagreb Cathedral1880Zagreb Croatia 
108.2 m (367 ft)Saint Peter's Church1894Lübeck Germany 
107.5 m (352.7 ft)Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe2008Zamora de Hidalgo Mexico 
107.20 m (352 ft)St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Mostar1999Mostar Bosnia and Herzegovinatallest church in Southeast Europe
107 m (351 ft)Linköping Cathedral1886Linköping Sweden 
106.0 m (348 ft)Alessandria Cathedral1885Alessandria Italy
106.0 m (348 ft)Sanctuary of the Black Madonna1900Częstochowa Poland 
106 m (348 ft)Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Luján1935Luján Argentina 
106.0 m (348 ft)St. Joseph's Church, Le Havre1957Le Havre France 
106.0 m (348 ft)Resurrection Cathedral, Shuya1832Shuya Russia
105.0 m (344 ft)Bayeux Cathedral1866Bayeux Franceestimated height; cathedral itself is mostly 12th and 13th century
105.0 m (344 ft)St. Petri Church1322Dortmund Germany 
105.0 m (344 ft)St. Catherine's Church, Hoogstraten1550Hoogstraten Belgium 
105.0 m (344 ft)St Petri1310Malmö Sweden 
105.0 m (344 ft)St. Patrick's Cathedral1939Melbourne Australia 
105.0 m (344 ft)Regensburg Cathedral1856Regensburg Germany 
105.0 m (344 ft)Sankta Klara1888Stockholm Sweden 
105.0 m (344 ft)St. Nicholas' Church, Tallinn1696Tallinn Estoniacathedral itself dates from 1275
104.5 m (342 ft)Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaw Kostka1912Łódź Poland 
104.0 m (341 ft)Cathedral of Magdeburg1520Magdeburg Germany 
104.0 m (340 ft)Cathedral1568Seville SpainTallest cathedral in Spain

 

104.0 m (340 ft)Reinoldikirche1954Dortmund Germanywas 119 m (390 ft) from 1520 until 1661
103.3 m (339 ft)St. Patrick's Cathedral1878New York City United States 
103.0 m (338 ft)Cathedral of Christ the Saviour2000Moscow RussiaReconstruction of the original cathedral consecrated 1883 and demolished by Soviets in 1931; still the tallest Eastern Orthodox Church church in the world
103.0 m (338 ft)Les Invalides1706Paris France 
103.0 m (338 ft)St. Stanislaw and St. Waclaw1496Świdnica Poland 
103.0 m (338 ft)Katharinenkirche1430Osnabrück Germany 
103 m (338 ft)HCathedral1549Lincoln EnglandToday 83 m — spire collapsed in 1549; tallest building in the world from 1311 to 1549. Was 103 metres from 1549 to 1807.
102.8 m (337 ft)St. Vitus Cathedral1554Prague Czech Republicspire was rebuilt after fire in 1541 (top of the spire rebuilt again in 1770), according some sources pre-fire spire, built in 1402, was 156.5 m tall[3]
102.6 m (337 ft)St. Mary1854Chojna Poland
102.3 m (336 ft)St Martin's Cathedral, Ypres1950 20th centuryYpres Belgiumalmost exact replica of the medieval church destroyed during the First World War. This is a proto-cathedral
102.3 m (335 ft)St. Bartholomew1600Plzeň Czech Republic 
102.0 m (334 ft)HMartinikerk (Groningen) (tower called Martinitoren)1548Groningen Netherlandsspire burned down in 1577, now 97 m in height
101.5 m (333 ft)Saint Isaac's Cathedral1858St. Petersburg Russia 
101.0 m (331 ft)Bielawa1335Bielawa Poland
101.0 m (331 ft)Liverpool Cathedral1978Liverpool England
100.7 m (330 ft)Saint Wenceslas Cathedral1892Olomouc Czech Republic 
100.0 m (328 ft)Gedächtniskirche1904Speyer Germany 
100.0 m (328 ft)Münster of Bern1893Bern  Switzerland 
100.0 m (328 ft)São Paulo Cathedral1954São Paulo Brazil
100.0 m (328 ft)Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception1959Washington, DC United States
100.0 m (328 ft)Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida1980Aparecida BrazilSteeple at 100.0 m
100.0 m (328 ft)Basilica1869Esztergom Hungarystill the tallest building in Hungary
99.5 m (326 ft)Saint Vincent1883Eeklo Belgium 
99.5 m (326 ft)Munich Frauenkirche1525Munich Germany 
99.0 m (325 ft)St. John1892Stargard Szczeciński Poland 
99.0 m (325 ft)Votive Church, Vienna1879Vienna Austria 
98.0 m (322 ft)Marktkirche1862Wiesbaden Germany 
98.0 m (322 ft)Bremen Cathedral1893Bremen Germany 
98.0 m (322 ft)Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren1450 15th centuryAmersfoort Netherlandsrest of church accidentally blown up in 1797
98.0 m (322 ft)Sint-Vituskerk1890Hilversum Netherlands 
98.0 m (322 ft)St. Martin1534Amberg Germany 
97.8 m (321 ft)Nidaros Cathedral1300Trondheim Norway 
97.3 m (319 ft)St. Rumbold's Cathedral1520Mechelen Belgiumthe tower was supposed to be 167 m (+ 545 ft) tall, but the money ran out.
97.3 m (319 ft)Marktkirche1350 14th centuryHannover GermanyRebuilt after World War II in 1952
97.0 m (318 ft)Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi2004Tbilisi Georgia 
97.0 m (318 ft)Pavia Cathedral1885Pavia Italy
97.0 m (318 ft)Temple Saint-Étienne1866Mulhouse FranceTallest Protestant church in France
97.0 m (318 ft)Grote Kerk[4]1547Breda Netherlands 
96.9 m (318 ft)Martinikerk (Groningen) (tower called Martinitoren1627Groningen Netherlandsspire burned down in 1577, was c. 100 tall
96.6 m (317 ft)Agricola Church1935Helsinki Finlandtallest church in Finland
96.2 m (315.10 ft)Cathedral1884Clermont-Ferrand France 
96.0 m (315 ft)Basilica-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar1681Zaragoza Spain
96.0 m (315 ft)Basilica of St. Anthony1906Rybnik Poland 
96.0 m (315 ft)Norwich Anglican Cathedral1480Norwich Englandthe tallest building in the city of Norwich, UK
96.0 m (315 ft)Aarhus Cathedral1500Aarhus Denmark 
96.0 m (315 ft)Kreuzkirche1788Dresden Germany 
96.0 m (315 ft)Church of Donaufeld1914Floridsdorf Austria 
96.0 m (315 ft)St. Stephen's Basilica1905Budapest Hungarystill the tallest building in Budapest
96.0 m (315 ft)St. Paul's Cathedral1931Melbourne Australia 
95.7 m (314 ft)German Church, Stockholm1884Stockholm Sweden 
95.1 m (312 ft)Frauenkirche1743Dresden Germanydestroyed by bombing in 1945 and rededicated in 2005
95.1 m (312 ft)Kaiserdom1877Frankfurt Germany 
94.1 m (309 ft)Church of St. Walburge, Preston1866Preston EnglandThe tallest parish church in the UK
94.0 m (309 ft)Martinikerk (Doesburg)1430Doesburg Netherlands 
93.8 m (308 ft)Kreuzkirche1800Dresden Germany 
93.8 m (308 ft)St. John's Cathedral1861Limerick IrelandTallest church spire in Ireland
93.8 m (308 ft)Paderborn Cathedral1250 13th centuryPaderborn Germany 
93.72 m (308 ft)Peter and Paul Church1767Porechye RussiaTallest rural belltower in Russia
93.5 m (307 ft)Church of the Savior on Blood1907St. Petersburg Russia 
93.5 m (307 ft)St. Ulrich und Afra1594Augsburg Germany 
93.4 m (306.5 ft)Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul1915St. Paul United States 
92.9 m (305 ft)St Eusebius' Church, Arnhem1965Arnhem Netherlands 
92.9 m (305 ft)St. James' Cathedral1853Toronto Canada 
92.7 m (304 ft)Nicolaikirche1895Lüneburg Germanychurch built from 1407 to 1440, new spire built from 1831 to 1895
92.6 m (303 ft)Great, or St. James Church1424The Hague Netherlands 
92.6 m (303 ft)Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church1973Fort Lauderdale United States 
92.3 m (302 ft)Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Murcia1792Murcia Spain 
92.0 m (302 ft)New Cathedral1733Salamanca Spain 
92.0 m (302 ft)Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt1505Schlanders Italy 
92.0 m (302 ft)Church of St. James1592Brno Czech Republic 
91.7 m (300 ft)National Cathedral1990Washington, DC United States 
91.7 m (300 ft)St. Francis de Sales Church (St. Louis, Missouri)1908St. Louis United States
91.7 m (300 ft)Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré1923Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Canada
91.1 m (299 ft)St. James Church1878The Hague Netherlands 
91.1 m (299 ft)St. Andreas1250 13th centuryBraunschweig Germany 
91.0 m (300 ft)Cathedral of Hope (Pittsburgh)1935Pittsburgh United States 
91.0 m (300 ft)St. Mary's Basilica1884Kevelaer Germany 
90.5 m (297 ft)Lange Jan1300Middelburg Netherlandsthe tower was rebuilt after destruction by Luftwaffe bombings in 1940
90.5 m (297 ft)Cathedral1494Canterbury Englandcathedral itself dates from 1077
90.0 m (295 ft)Notre Dame de Paris1345Paris France 
90.0 m (295 ft)Cathedral of Toledo1440Toledo Spain 
90.0 m (295 ft)Coventry Cathedral1433Coventry Englandthe spire was the only part of the cathedral that survived intact when it was bombed in 1940
90.0 m (295 ft)St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh1919Cobh Ireland 
90.0 m (295 ft)Cathedral of Santa Eulalia1450 15th centuryBarcelona Spain 
90.0 m (295 ft)Cathedral1776Riga Latvia 
90.0 m (295 ft)Neue evangelische Garnisonkirche1897Berlin Germany 
90.0 m (295 ft)St. Nikolajs1829Copenhagen Denmark 
90.0 m (295 ft)St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral1917Edinburgh Scotland 
90.0 m (295 ft)St. James' Church1515Louth England 
90.0 m (295 ft)Garnisonkirche St. Martin1900Dresden Germany 
90.0 m (295 ft)Georgskirche1501Nördlingen Germany 
90.0 m (295 ft)El Escorial1584San Lorenzo de El Escorial Spain 
90.0 m (295 ft)Abbaye-aux-Hommes1250 13th centuryCaen Franceformerly much taller
90.0 m (295 ft)Saint-Eloi1450 15th centuryDunkirk France 
90.0 m (295 ft)Basilica of the Sacred Heart1971Brussels Belgium 
90.0 m (295 ft)Co-cathedral1898Osijek Croatia 
90.0 m (295 ft)La Seo Cathedral1704Zaragoza Spain
89.9 m (294 ft)Vor Frelsers Kirke1696Copenhagen Denmark 
89.3 m (292 ft)St. Bavo's Cathedral1538Ghent Belgium 
89.3 m (292 ft)St Mary Redcliffe1872Bristol Englandthe previous spire collapsed in a storm in the 1440s
88.9 m (291 ft)Votive Temple of Maipú1974Maipu ChileTallest Church in Chile
88.7 m (290 ft)Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King1967Liverpool England 
88.5 m (290 ft)St. Peter and St. Paul's Church1500Čáslav Czech Republic 
88.3 m (289 ft)Peterskirche1885Leipzig Germany 
88.3 m (288 ft)Washington Temple1974Kensington, Maryland United Statestallest LDS temple
88.0 m (288 ft)Cathedral1558Segovia Spain 
88.0 m (288 ft)Cathedral1400Burgos Spain 
88.0 m (288 ft)Pfarrkirche St. Stephan1725Stockerau Austria 
87.7 m (287 ft)Dreikönigskirche1857Dresden Germanycompletely destroyed in the 1945 bombing and now rebuilt
87.1 m (285 ft)Cathedral1787Orléans France 
87.1 m (285 ft)Saint-Epvre1872Nancy France 
87.0 m (285 ft)INC Central Temple1984Quezon City Philippinestallest church in Metro Manila
87.0 m (285 ft)Kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie1350 14th centurySpišská Nová Ves Slovakiatallest church in Slovakia
87.0 m (285 ft)Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo1977Bendigo AustraliaTallest provincial Australian church
87.0 m (285 ft)Stadtpfarrkirche St. Stephan, Braunau1759Braunau Austria 
87.0 m (285 ft)Cathedral of the Assumption1852Louisville United States 
86.8 m (284 ft)Westminster Cathedral1903London England 
86.5 m (283 ft)HSchlosskirche1897Chemnitz Germanydestroyed in 1945 and rebuilt considerably lower
86.2 m (282 ft)Liebfrauenkirche1651Bremen Germany 
86.2 m (282 ft)St. Wulfram's Church1450Grantham England 
86.2 m (282 ft)Aegidienkirche1840Lübeck Germany 
86.2 m (282 ft)St. James's Cathedral1225Riga Latvia 
86.2 m (282 ft)Marienkirche1903Mühlhausen Germanylargest parish church in Thuringia
86.2 m (282 ft)Jakobskirche1550 16th centuryStraubing Germany 
86.2 m (282 ft)Saint-Ouen1851Rouen France 
86.0 m (282 ft)Lambertikirche1887Oldenburg Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Catherine Church1897Toruń Poland 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Georg1904Ulm Germany 
85.9 m (281 ft)Hofkirche1755Dresden Germanyelevated to cathedral status in 1980; the largest church in Saxony
85.9 m (281 ft)Cathedral of St. Joseph1962Hartford United States 
85.9 m (281 ft)Turku Cathedral1834Turku Finland 
85.9 m (281 ft)St. Elphin's Church1865 1860sWarrington Englandchurch itself dates from 1354
85.9 m (281 ft)Trinity Church1846New York City United States 
85.6 m (280 ft)HBasilica of St Denis1281Saint-Denis Francenow considerably shorter
85.6 m (280 ft)Berlin Cathedral1993Berlin Germanyreconstructed after World War II; formerly considerably taller
85.3 m (279 ft)Westerkerk1638Amsterdam Netherlandslargest Protestant church in the Netherlands
85.3 m (279 ft)Johanneskirche1881Düsseldorf Germany 
85.3 m (279 ft)Saint-Esprit1931Paris France 
85.0 m (278 ft)St Mary Abbots1879London Englandtallest church spire in London
85.0 m (278 ft)Saint-Nicolas1850Nantes France 
85.0 m (278 ft)St. Martin's Cathedral1350 14th centuryBratislava Slovakiatallest church in Bratislava
85.0 m (278 ft)Église Saint-Maurice1893Strasbourg Franceestimated height
84.0 m (275 ft)Málaga Cathedral1782Málaga Spain 
84.0 m (275 ft)Cathedral1882Đakovo Croatia 
83.8 m (275 ft)St. Paul's Cathedral1888Buffalo United Statesheight of large bell tower
83.7 m (274 ft)Orthodox Cathedral1946Timişoara Romaniatallest church in Romania
83.5 m (274 ft)St. Mary's Church1292Stargard Szczeciński Poland
83.3 m (273 ft)La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur1910Paris France
83 m (272 ft)Cathedral1807Lincoln Englandtoday 83 m — spire collapsed in 1549; tallest building in the world from 1311 to 1549. Was 103 metres from 1549 to 1807.
82.9 m (272 ft)St Botolph's Church, Boston1520Boston Englandtallest parish church tower (as opposed to spire) in England
82.0 m (269 ft)HMosque1198Seville SpainBadly damaged by the 1356 earthquake. Replaced by a new Christian church, Seville Cathedral, between 1402 and 1506.
82.0 m (269 ft)Chichester Cathedral1863Chichester Englandrebuilding of an earlier, slightly lower, spire that collapsed in 1861
82.0 m (269 ft)St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk1502Gdańsk Polandthe largest brick church in the world; the tower was never completed
82.0 m (269 ft)Cathedral of Saint Sava2004Belgrade Serbia
81.0 m (266 ft)St. Peter Cathedral1893Erie, Pennsylvania United States
80.8 m (265 ft)Our Lady of Zahle and The Bekaa Valley1905Zahle, Lebanon Lebanon 
80.7 m (265 ft)Fort Street Presbyterian Church1855Detroit United States 
80.7 m (265 ft)St. Anthony's Church1894Toledo United States 
80.6 m (264 ft)Saint Lambert Church1863Veghel Netherlands[5]
80.0 m (262 ft)Gouwekerk1904Gouda Netherlands[5]
80.0 m (262 ft)St. Michael's Church1487Cluj-Napoca RomaniaThe tower was built between 1511–1543, but was destroyed by fire in 1697. A second tower was built in 1744, also destroyed in 1763. The present neo-Gothic tower was built between 1837-1860.
80.0 m (262 ft)St. Mary's Basilica1406Kraków Poland
79.01m (260 ft)Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours1929Thrissur IndiaThe 3rd tallest church in Asia
79.0 m (259 ft)Anykščiai Church1908Anykščiai Lithuaniatallest church in Lithuania
79.0 m (259 ft)Los Angeles California Temple1956Los Angeles United States 
78.1 m (256 ft)St. Anthony of Padua Church1912New Bedford, Massachusetts United States 
78.1 m (256 ft)Heinz Memorial Chapel1938Pittsburgh United States
78 m (255.9 ft)Albi Cathedral1480Albi France
78 m (255 ft)St. Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church1872Charleston, South Carolina United Statestallest building in Charleston, tallest building in South Carolina for 101 years, and tallest church in South Carolina designed by John Henry Devereux
78 m (255 ft)Săpânța-Peri Monastery wooden church2003Săpânța Romaniatallest wooden church in the world
78 m (255 ft)Church of the Assumption1888Bratislava Slovakia[6]
77 m (253 ft)Michael's Church1905Turku Finland 
77 m (253 ft)Catholic Church of St.Peter and Paul, BacăuBacău Romania
76.8 m (252 ft)Lichfield Cathedral1340Lichfield England 
76.2 m (250 ft)Sint-Lambertusbasiliek1890Hengelo Netherlands 
76.2 m (250 ft)Basilica of Saint Mary1914Minneapolis United States The first basilica established in the United States of America
76 m (249 ft)Église Saint-Paul1897Strasbourg France 
76 m (249 ft)St Theobald's Church, Thann1516Thann France 
75.6 m (248 ft)Igreja dos Clérigos1763Porto Portugal 
75.0 m (246 ft)Saint Michael's Church1890Rochester United States
75 m (246 ft)Lutheran Church of Bistrița1564Bistrița Romania

Under construction[edit]

Planned height metres (feet)NameCompletionCityCountryComment
170.0 m (557.8 ft)Sagrada Família2026 est. 2026Barcelona SpainThe tallest church in the world.
120.0 m (393.7 ft)Romanian People's Salvation Cathedral2015 est. 2015Bucharest RomaniaWill become the tallest Orthodox church in the world if completed, though it will be shorter than the bell tower of Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg.

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References[edit]

History of St. Anthony's Parish, Toledo, Ohio, Anno Domini 1957, F.S. Legowski NRHP certification #71000424