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 Família 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.

Existing[edit]

Note: 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.

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 United KingdomToday 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 United KingdomSpire 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 United KingdomSpire 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 (405.84 ft)HSt. Olaf1500Tallinn EstoniaTallest in Estonia
123.3 m (404 ft)St. Peter1973Riga LatviaOnce much taller, but still the tallest church in Latvia
123.1 m (404 ft)Cathedral of Saint Mary1315Salisbury United KingdomTallest 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-Hommes 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] 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 (374 ft)Orléans Cathedral1345Orléans France 
113.2 m (371 ft)St. Peter and St. Paul's Church1959Mortegliano Italy 
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 United Kingdomtallest 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, Lüneburg1384Lüneburg 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 
108.0 m (355 ft)Cathedral Notre Dame de l'Assomption1884Clermont-Ferrand France
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)Klara Church1888Stockholm 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)Cathedral of St. Mary of The See1568Seville 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)HLincoln Cathedral1549Lincoln United KingdomToday 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
102.6 m (337 ft)St. Nicholas' Churchc 1350Stralsund Germany
102.5 m (336 ft)St.-Antonius-Basilika1905Rheine Germany
102.3 m (336 ft)St Martin's Cathedral, Ypres 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)1548Groningen Netherlandsspire burned down in 1577, now 97 m in height
101.9 m (334 ft)Duomo di Santa Sofia1780Lendinara Italy 
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 United Kingdom
101.0 m (331 ft)Basilica Notre-Dame1866Boulogne-sur-Mer France
100.7 m (330 ft)Saint Wenceslas Cathedral1892Olomouc Czech Republic 
100.1 m (328 ft)St Mark's Campanile1912Venice Italy 
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
99.9 m (328 ft)Dom St. Nikolai1653Greifswald Germany 
99.5 m (326 ft)Saint Vincent1883Eeklo Belgium 
99.5 m (326 ft)Munich Frauenkirche1525Munich Germany 
99.3 m (326 ft)Ludgerus-Dom1898Billerbeck Germany 
99.0 m (325 ft)St. John1892Stargard Szczeciński Poland 
99.0 m (325 ft)Votive Church, Vienna1879Vienna Austria 
99.0 m (325 ft)Church of Our Lady of Laeken1911Brussels Belgium 
98.0 m (322 ft)Marktkirche1862Wiesbaden Germany 
98.0 m (322 ft)Bremen Cathedral1893Bremen Germany 
98.0 m (322 ft)Onze-Lieve-Vrouwentoren 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 
98.0 m (322 ft)Wrocław Cathedral1341Wrocław Poland 
97.8 m (321 ft)Nidaros Cathedral1300Trondheim Norway 
97.6 m (320 ft)St. Martin's Church1883Malters  Switzerland 
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)Marktkirche 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 
97.0 m (318 ft)St. Martin's Church1914Arlon Belgium
97.0 m (318 ft)Predigerkirche 18th centuryZürich  Switzerland
96.9 m (318 ft)Martinikerk (Groningen)1627Groningen 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 United Kingdomthe 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 
96.0 m (315 ft)Transfiguration Cathedral2004Khabarovsk Russia 
96.0 m (315 ft)Basilica di San Nicolò1881Lecco Italy 
95.7 m (314 ft)German Church, Stockholm1884Stockholm Sweden 
95.3 m (313 ft)Willibrordi-Dom1540Wesel Germany 
95.1 m (312 ft)Frauenkirche1743Dresden Germanydestroyed by bombing in 1945 and rededicated in 2005
95.1 m (312 ft)Kaiserdom1877Frankfurt Germany 
95.0 m (312 ft)St. Nicholas Cathedral1907Elbląg Poland 
94.6 m (312 ft)Herz-Jesu-Kirche1900Münster Germany 
94.2 m (312 ft)Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche1886Munich Germany 
94.1 m (309 ft)Church of St. Walburge, Preston1866Preston United KingdomThe tallest parish church in the UK
94.0 m (309 ft)Martinikerk (Doesburg)1430Doesburg Netherlands 
94.0 m (312 ft)St. James Church1486Villach Austria 
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 Cathedral 13th centuryPaderborn Germany 
93.8 m (308 ft)Transfiguration Cathedral1804Rybinsk Russia 
93.72 m (308 ft)Peter and Paul Church1767Porechye RussiaTallest rural belltower in Russia
93.7 m (307 ft)Smolny Cathedral of the Resurrection1835St. Petersburg 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 
93.0 m (305 ft)Dijon Cathedral1393Dijon France 
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 
92.5 m (303 ft)St. Bartholomew's Church1867Demmin Germany 
92.5 m (303 ft)Marienkirche1892Kaiserslautern Germany 
92.3 m (302 ft)Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Murcia1792Murcia Spain 
92.0 m (302 ft)Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt1505Schlanders Italy 
92.0 m (302 ft)Church of St. James1592Brno Czech Republic 
92.0 m (302 ft)Västerås Cathedral1693Västerås Sweden 
92.0 m (302 ft)Église Saint-Pierre 17th centurySteenvoorde France 
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
91.5 m (300 ft)Halberstadt Cathedral1491Halberstadt Germany 
91.2 m (300 ft)Church of St. Magdalene1820Alpnach  Switzerland 
91.1 m (300 ft)St. James Church1878The Hague Netherlands 
91.1 m (300 ft)St. Andreas 13th centuryBraunschweig Germany 
91.0 m (300 ft)Cathedral of Hope (Pittsburgh)1935Pittsburgh United States 
91.0 m (300 ft)New Cathedral1825Brescia Italy 
91.0 m (300 ft)St. Mary's Basilica1884Kevelaer Germany 
91.0 m (300 ft)Neubaukirche1582Würzburg Germany 
91.0 m (300 ft)New St. John's Church1874Munich 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 United Kingdomcathedral itself dates from 1077
90.5 m (297 ft)St. Joseph's Church1897Koblenz Germany 
90.1 m (296 ft)St. Lamberti1898Münster Germany 
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 United Kingdomthe 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 Eulalia 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 United Kingdom 
90.0 m (295 ft)St. James' Church1515Louth United Kingdom 
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-Hommes 13th centuryCaen Franceformerly much taller
90.0 m (295 ft)Saint-Eloi 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
90.0 m (295 ft)St. Walpurga's Church1624Oudenaarde Belgium
90.0 m (295 ft)St. Salvator's Church1415Duisburg Germany
90.0 m (295 ft)St. Nicholas Church1480Flensburg Germany
90.0 m (295 ft)Santa Maria Assunta1893Breganze Italy
90.0 m (295 ft)St. Mary's Maternity Church1370Trzebiatów Poland
90.0 m (295 ft)Mariä Himmelfart1908Schönau im Schwarzwald Germany
90.0 m (295 ft)Mariazell Basilica 17th centuryMariazell Austria
89.9 m (294 ft)Vor Frelsers Kirke1696Copenhagen Denmark 
89.7 m (294 ft)St. Mary's Church1789Berlin Germany 
89.5 m (294 ft)Assumption Cathedral1841Kharkiv Ukraine 
89.3 m (292 ft)St. Bavo's Cathedral1538Ghent Belgium 
89.3 m (292 ft)St Mary Redcliffe1872Bristol United Kingdomthe 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 United Kingdom 
88.7 m (290 ft)New St. Nicholas Church1962Hamburg Germany 
88.6 m (290 ft)St. Peter's Church1906Munich Germany 
88.5 m (290 ft)St. Peter and St. Paul's Church1500Čáslav Czech Republic 
88.5 m (290 ft)Church of St. Margaret1894Wadersloh Germany 
88.3 m (289 ft)Peterskirche1885Leipzig Germany 
88.3 m (288 ft)Washington Temple1974Kensington, Maryland United Statestallest LDS temple
88.3 m (288 ft)St. Martin's Church 14th centuryHalberstadt Germany 
88.0 m (288 ft)Cathedral1558Segovia Spain 
88.0 m (288 ft)Cathedral1400Burgos Spain 
88.0 m (288 ft)Pfarrkirche St. Stephan1725Stockerau Austria 
88.0 m (288 ft)St. Paul's Church1906Munich Germany 
88.0 m (288 ft)St George's Church1911Eindhoven Netherlands 
88.0 m (288 ft)St. Mary's Church1877Neubrandeburg Germany 
88.0 m (288 ft)Church of St. Anthony1877Papenburg Germany 
87.9 m (288 ft)St. Bernard's Church1901Karlsruhe Germany 
87.7 m (287 ft)Dreikönigskirche1857Dresden Germanycompletely destroyed in the 1945 bombing and now rebuilt
87.6 m (287 ft)St. Stephan's ChurchTangermünde Germany 
87.2 m (286 ft)St. Mary's Church1672Zwickau Germany 
87.2 m (286 ft)Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church1875New York City United States 
87.1 m (285 ft)Cathedral1787Orléans France 
87.1 m (285 ft)Saint-Epvre1872Nancy France 
87.1 m (285 ft)St. Gertrude's Church1885Hamburg Germany 
87.0 m (285 ft)Central Temple1984Quezon City Philippinestallest church in Metro Manila, run by Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ)
87.0 m (285 ft)Kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie 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 
87.0 m (285 ft)St. Clement's Church 15th centurySteenwijk Netherlands 
87.0 m (285 ft)Reims Cathedral 14th centuryReims France 
87.0 m (285 ft)Church of the Transfiguration1512Tábor United States 
87.0 m (285 ft)St. James' Church1881Aachen Germany 
87.0 m (285 ft)Alexander Nevsky Novoyarmarochny Cathedral1880Nizhny Novgorod Russia 
86.9 m (285 ft)Konkordienkirche 19th centuryMannheim Germany 
86.9 m (285 ft)St. Mary's Church1292Uelzen Germany 
86.8 m (284 ft)Westminster Cathedral1903London United Kingdom 
86.8 m (284 ft)Church of St. John the Baptist1894Krefeld Germany 
86.8 m (284 ft)Heilandskirche1894Berlin Germany 
86.6 m (284 ft)Riddarholm Church1300Stockholm Sweden 
86.5 m (283 ft)HSchlosskirche1897Chemnitz Germanydestroyed in 1945 and rebuilt considerably lower
86.3 m (282 ft)St. Mary's Church 15th centuryRostock Germany 
86.2 m (282 ft)Liebfrauenkirche1651Bremen Germany 
86.2 m (282 ft)St. Wulfram's Church1450Grantham United Kingdom 
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)Jakobskirche 16th centuryStraubing Germany 
86.2 m (282 ft)Saint-Ouen1851Rouen France 
86.1 m (282 ft)Modena Cathedral 14th centuryModena Italy 
86.0 m (282 ft)Lambertikirche1887Oldenburg Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Catherine Church1897Toruń Poland 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Georg1904Ulm Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Nicholas' Church1896Zwiesel Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Mary's Church1859Kemberg Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Pancras Church1873Warstein Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)St. Medardus Church 15th centuryWervik Belgium 
86.0 m (282 ft)Heilandskirche1888Leipzig Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)Bürgermeister-Smidt-Gedächtniskirche1855Bremerhaven Germany 
86.0 m (282 ft)Basilica Cathedral of St. Mary Assumption1411Włocławek Poland 
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 Church 1860sWarrington United Kingdomchurch 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
85.5 m (280 ft)New Church of St. Margaret1913Munich Germany 
85.5 m (280 ft)Mainz Cathedral1769Mainz Germany 
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 
85.3 m (279 ft)St. Mary's Church1496Salzwedel Germany 
85.2 m (279 ft)Lutherkirche1894Berlin Germany 
85.2 m (279 ft)Church of St. Paul the Apostle1894Berlin Germany 
85.1 m (279 ft)St. Paul's Church1484Eppan an der Weinstraße Italy 
85.1 m (279 ft)Meißen Cathedral1410Meißen Germany 
85.0 m (278 ft)St Mary Abbots1879London United Kingdomtallest church spire in London
85.0 m (278 ft)Saint-Nicolas1850Nantes France 
85.0 m (278 ft)St. Martin's Cathedral 14th centuryBratislava Slovakiatallest church in Bratislava
85.0 m (278 ft)Église Saint-Maurice1893Strasbourg Franceestimated height
85.0 m (278 ft)Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica1776Šaštín-Stráže Slovakia 
85.0 m (278 ft)St. Peter and St. Paul's Church1497Görlitz Germany 
85.0 m (278 ft)Church of St. James the Greaterc 1350Kutná Hora Czech Republic 
85.0 m (278 ft)Canisiuskriche1903Vienna Austria 
85.0 m (278 ft)Bordeaux Cathedral 15th centuryBordeaux France 
85.0 m (278 ft)Annunciation Cathedral2009Voronezh Russia 
84.0 m (275 ft)Málaga Cathedral1782Málaga Spain 
84.0 m (275 ft)Cathedral1882Đakovo Croatia 
84.0 m (275 ft)St. Willibrord's Church1891Antwerp Belgium 
84.0 m (275 ft)Church of Our Lady1450Aarschot Belgium 
84.0 m (275 ft)Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul1908Brno Czech Republic 
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
83.5 m (274 ft)Basilica of St. Mary1900Dąbrowa Górnicza Poland
83.3 m (273 ft)La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur1910Paris France
83.2 m (273 ft)Assumption Cathedral1840Ryazan Russia
83 m (272 ft)Lincoln Cathedral1807Lincoln United Kingdomtoday 83 m — spire collapsed in 1549; tallest building in the world from 1311 to 1549. Was 103 metres from 1549 to 1807.
83.0 m (272 ft)St Martin's Church1466Kortrijk Belgium
83.0 m (272 ft)Sint-Hiloniuskerk1868Izegem Belgium
83.0 m (272 ft)Our Lady of the Rosary Church1976Gdańsk Poland
83.0 m (272 ft)Church of the Sacred Heart1902Olsztyn Poland
83.0 m (272 ft)Church of St. Gummarus 16th centuryLier Belgium
83.0 m (272 ft)Church of St. Gummarus1903Steenbergen Netherlands
83.0 m (272 ft)Cathedral of Our Lady 13th centuryTournai Belgium
82.9 m (272 ft)St Botolph's Church, Boston1520Boston United Kingdomtallest parish church tower (as opposed to spire) in England
82.4 m (270 ft)St. Boniface Church1884Leeuwarden Netherlands
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 United Kingdomrebuilding 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
82.0 m (269 ft)All Saints Cathedral1825Tula Russia
81.8 m (268 ft)Cunerakerk1531Rhenen Netherlands
81.7 m (268 ft)St. Elizabeth's Church 13th centuryMarburg Germany
81.5 m (267 ft)St. Nicholas Church 13th centuryBielefeld Germany
81.0 m (266 ft)St. Peter Cathedral1893Erie, Pennsylvania United States
81.0 m (266 ft)St. Lorenz 13th centuryNuremberg Germany
81.0 m (266 ft)Salzburg Cathedral 17th centurySalzburg Austria
81.0 m (266 ft)Church of Our Lady before Týn1510Prague Czech Republic
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)Memorial Church of Harvard University1932Cambridge United StatesThe tallest church in Massachusetts and second tallest in New England, Memorial Church was built "In grateful memory of the Harvard men who died in the World War", and was dedicated on Armistice Day, 1932.[5]
80.7 m (265 ft)St. Anthony's Church1894Toledo United States 
80.6 m (264 ft)Saint Lambert Church1863Veghel Netherlands[6]
80.0 m (262 ft)Gouwekerk1904Gouda Netherlands[6]
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
80.0 m (262 ft)Trinity Cathedral1835St. Petersburg Russia
80.0 m (262 ft)St. Wenceslas Church1930Prague Czech Republic
80.0 m (262 ft)St. Salvator's Cathedral1871Bruges Belgium
80.0 m (262 ft)Sint-Petrus' Stoel van Antiochiëkerk 16th centurySittard Netherlands
80.0 m (262 ft)Sant'Andrea della Valle1670Rome Italy
80.0 m (262 ft)St. Matthew's Church1928Łódź Poland
80.0 m (262 ft)Church of Holy Cross and St. Bartholomew1477Wrocław Poland
80.0 m (262 ft)Holy Family Archicathedral Basilica1997Częstochowa Poland
80.0 m (262 ft)Annunciation Cathedral1901Kharkiv Ukraine
79.8 m (262 ft)Sint Petrus' Bendenkerk1962Venray Netherlands
79.8 m (262 ft)St. Nicholas Church1955Meijel Netherlands
79.7 m (261 ft)St. Joseph's Church1894Enschede Netherlands
79.5 m (261 ft)John the Baptist Church1895Serpukhov Russia
79.3 m (260 ft)Artländer Dom1900Ankum Germany
79.2 m (262 ft)St. Christopher's Cathedral1663Roermond Netherlands
79.01m (260 ft)Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours1929Thrissur IndiaThe 3rd tallest church in Asia
79.01m (260 ft)Gesu Church1894Milwaukee United StatesFeatures two towers; the west tower, which features a belfry and a clock, is taller at 260 feet.[7]
79.0 m (259 ft)Anykščiai Church1908Anykščiai Lithuaniatallest church in Lithuania
79.0 m (259 ft)Los Angeles California Temple1956Los Angeles United States 
79.0 m (259 ft)Trinity Cathedral1699Pskov Russia 
79.0 m (259 ft)St. Nicholas Church1755Prague Czech Republic 
79.0 m (259 ft)Oude Kerk1350Delft Netherlands 
79.0 m (259 ft)Kerk van Heilig Kruisverheffing1892Raalte Netherlands 
78.5 m (258 ft)St. Sophia Cathedral1870Vologda Russia 
78.3 m (257 ft)Gemeentetoren1771Etten-Leur Netherlands 
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[8]
78.0 m (255 ft)St. Martin's Church 16th centuryWeert Netherlands 
78.0 m (255 ft)Church of the Transfiguration1902Drezdenko Poland 
78.0 m (255 ft)Church of St. Roch1946Białystok Poland 
78.0 m (255 ft)St. Mary's Church1908Szczecinek Poland 
78.0 m (255 ft)Church of St. Augustine1909Wrocław Poland 
77.4 m (254 ft)St. Servatius' Church1879Dinther Netherlands 
77.2 m (253 ft)St. Bonaventure's Church1892Woerden Netherlands 
77 m (253 ft)Michael's Church1905Turku Finland 
77 m (253 ft)Catholic Church of St.Peter and Paul, BacăuBacău Romania
77 m (253 ft)Transfiguration Cathedral2001Odessa Ukraine
77 m (253 ft)Transfiguration Cathedral1894Dzerzhinsky Russia
77 m (253 ft)St. Theodard's Church1943Beringen Belgium
77 m (253 ft)Siena Cathedral1263Siena Romania
77 m (253 ft)Nieuwstadtskerkc 1440Zutphen Netherlands
77 m (253 ft)Church of the Annunciation1901Inowrocław Poland
77 m (253 ft)Church of St. James1858Levoča Slovakia
77 m (253 ft)Church of St Catherine of Alexandria1909Grybów Poland
77 m (253 ft)Divine Mercy Sanctuary2002Kraków Poland
76.8 m (252 ft)Lichfield Cathedral1340Lichfield United Kingdom 
76.4 m (251 ft)St. Peter's Church1913Eindhoven Netherlands
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
76.2 m (250 ft)Basilica of St. Josaphat1901Milwaukee United States Featuring a large copper dome said to be modeled on that of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City,[9] it was proclaimed the third minor basilica in the United States by Pope Pius XI in 1929.[10]
76 m (249 ft)Église Saint-Paul1897Strasbourg France 
76 m (249 ft)St Theobald's Church, Thann1516Thann France  
76 m (249 ft)Trier Cathedral 4th centuryTrier France 
76 m (249 ft)St. Walpurga's Churchc 1485Zutphen Netherlands 
76 m (249 ft)St. Sophia CathedralKiev Ukraine 
76 m (249 ft)St. Catherine's Church1841Maaseik Belgium 
76 m (249 ft)Santiago de Compostela Cathedral1128Santiago de Compostela Spain 
76 m (249 ft)Resurrection Cathedral1886Kashin Russia 
76 m (249 ft)Church of St. Catherine 17th centuryGdańsk Poland 
76 m (249 ft)Cathedral of Our Lady of KazanStavropol Russia 
76 m (249 ft)Basiliek van Onze Lieve Vrouwe Tenhemelopnemingc 1540Zwolle Netherlands 
76 m (249 ft)Bamberg Cathedral1237Bamberg Germany 
75.9 m (249 ft)Sint-Lambertuskerk1467Nederweert Netherlands 
75.7 m (374 ft)Roskilde Cathedral1405Roskilde Denmark 
75.7 m (374 ft)Der Aa-kerk1712Groningen Netherlands 
75.6 m (248 ft)Igreja dos Clérigos1763Porto Portugal 
75.6 m (248 ft)Trinity Cathedral1857Morshansk Russia 
75.6 m (248 ft)Grote of Sint-Bavokerk1520Haarlem Netherlands 
75.6 m (248 ft)Basilica of St. Nicholas1887IJsselstein Netherlands 
75.5 m (248 ft)Church of St Peter and St Paul1900Gliwice Poland 
75.0 m (246 ft)Saint Michael's Church1890Rochester United States
75 m (246 ft)Lutheran Church of Bistrița1564Bistrița Romania
75.0 m (246 ft)Zuider- of St. Pancrastoren1524Enkhuizen Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft)Wiesenkirche 19th centurySoest Germany
75.0 m (246 ft)St. Sebaldus Church 13th centuryNuremberg Germany
75.0 m (246 ft)St. Nicholas Church1843Venyov Russia
75.0 m (246 ft)St. Nicholas Church1165Leipzig Germany
75.0 m (246 ft)St. Martin's Church1887Twello Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft)St. Florian's Cathedral1904Warsaw Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)St. Boniface's Church1897Rijswijk Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft)Sint-Werenfriduskerk1899Zieuwent Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft)Sint-Antonius van Paduakerk1962Blerick Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft)Siedlce Cathedral1912Siedlce Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)Church of the Transfiguration1914Garbów Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)St. Nicholas Church1902Racibórz Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)Church of St. Mary Magdalene1892Chorzów Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)Church of St. Andrew Bobola1902Chorzów Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)Church of St. Myrrhbearers1820Kaluga Russia
75.0 m (246 ft)Church of Our Lady1850Boom Belgium
75.0 m (246 ft)Church of Jesus1772Cieszyn Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)Dormition Cathedral1698Astrakhan Russia
75.0 m (246 ft)Collegiate Church of the Annunciation1842Głogów Poland
75.0 m (246 ft)Cathedral of the Nativity of the TheotokosRostov-on-Don Russia
74.8 m (245 ft)Kerk van Onze Lieve Vrouw Presentatie1898Asten Netherlands
74.6 m (245 ft)St Mary's Cathedral2000Sydney Australia
74.6 m (245 ft)Ascension Cathedral1905Novocherkassk Russia
74.5 m (246 ft)Sint-Petrus'-Bandenkerk1449Hilvarenbeek Netherlands
74.5 m (244 ft)Hallgrímskirkja1986Reykjavík IcelandTallest church in Iceland.

Under construction[edit]

Planned height metres (feet)NameCompletionCityCountryComment
170.0 m (557.8 ft)Sagrada Família est. 2026Barcelona SpainThe tallest church in the world.
125 m (390 ft)Romanian People's Salvation Cathedral est. 2016Bucharest RomaniaWill become the tallest Orthodox church in the world if completed.
75 m (246 ft)Temple of Divine ProvidenceWarsaw Poland

Timeline[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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