List of tallest church buildings

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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.

The tallest church in the world is the Ulm Minster, the main Lutheran congregation in Ulm, Germany. The tallest Roman Catholic as well as the tallest domed church is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro. The tallest church with two steeples as well as the tallest cathedral is Cologne Cathedral in Cologne. The tallest brickwork church is St Martin's Church in Landshut, while the tallest brickwork church with two steeples is St Mary's Church in Lübeck. The city with the most of the tallest churches (five of the 28 tallest churches) is Hamburg, second is Lübeck (four of the 55 tallest churches). The city with the most churches surpassing 75 metres/246 feet is Berlin (14). The tallest church in the Americas is St Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, while the city with the most churches surpassing 75 metres/246 feet in the Americas is New York City (four). When completed, Barcelona's Sagrada Família will be the tallest church in the world, at 170 metres (560 ft).

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Ulm Minster, the tallest church building in the world in Ulm, Germany
Rank Country Number of
churches
Rank City Number of
churches
1  Germany 174 1 Berlin 14
2  France 67 2 Dresden 8
3  Netherlands 46 3 Paris 8
4  Poland 42 3 Hambourg 7
5  Austria 32 4 Vienna 7
6  United States 28 5 Munich 6
7  Russia 26 6 Lübeck 5
8  Belgium 23 8 Saint Petersburg 5
10  United Kingdom 21 9 New York City 4
9  Italy
  Vatican City
21 10 Prague 4
11  Spain 13 11 Wrocław 4
12  Czech Republic 11 12 Cologne 3
13  Sweden 7 13 Strasbourg 3
14  Romania 6 14 Riga 3
15   Switzerland 6 15 Stockholm 3
16  Slovakia 5 16 London 3
17  Brazil 4 17 Münster 3
18  Denmark 4 18 Bremen 3

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 non-Christian religions.

Note: The church buildings are ordered based on their tallest recorded height in history. Those listed in italics and marked with H (for "historical") are church buildings no longer in existence or no longer as tall as their previous maximum height. These church buildings may appear a second time on the list if their current shorter height is still significant. In order to view the tallest present churches in a row click the sorting button in the H column.

Height
metres (feet)
H Name Completed City Country Comment
161.5 m (530 ft) Ulm Minster 1890 Ulm  Germany Largest Protestant Gothic church in Germany; 768 stairs going up to a height of 143 metres (469 ft). The spire's height was intended to be shorter but increased in order to surpass Cologne Cathedral.
159.7 m (524 ft) H Lincoln Cathedral 1311 Lincoln  United Kingdom Today 83 m tall — spire collapsed in a storm in 1549; reputedly the 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 Basilica 1989 Yamoussoukro  Ivory Coast World's tallest domed church; tallest Roman Catholic church in the world.
157.4 m (516 ft) Cologne Cathedral 1880 Cologne  Germany Tallest building in the world from 1880 to 1884; largest Gothic church in Germany and tallest Roman Catholic cathedral in the world
48.5 m (153 ft) H Beauvais Cathedral[1] 1569 Beauvais  France Tower collapsed in 1573; World's tallest building from 1569 to 1573.
104.0 m (341 ft) H St. Mary's church 1478 Stralsund  Germany Today 104 m tall — spire destroyed by lightning in 1647; World's tallest building from 1549 to 1647 (excepting 1569-1573)
151.0 m (495 ft) Rouen Cathedral 1876 Rouen  France Tallest building in the world from 1876 to 1880 and still the tallest church in France
150.3 m (493 ft) H Old St Paul's Cathedral 1240
1314 (spire completed)
London  United Kingdom Spire destroyed by lightning in 1561 — church destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666
147.3 m (483 ft) St. Nikolai, Hamburg 1874 Hamburg  Germany Tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876; Only tower remains after 1943 bombing
142.0 m (466 ft) Strasbourg Cathedral 1439 Strasbourg  France Tallest 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 Licheń 2000 Stary Licheń  Poland Largest church in Poland, seventh largest in Europe and eleventh largest in the world
136.6 m (448 ft)[2] St. Peter's Basilica 1626 Vatican City   Vatican City Largest church in the world both by area and volume
136.4 m (449 ft) St. Stephen's Cathedral 1433 Vienna  Austria
134.8 m (440 ft) New Cathedral, Linz 1924 Linz  Austria Largest church in Austria by area, but two metres shorter than Stephansdom since no building in Austria-Hungary was allowed to be higher than Stephansdom  
134.5 m (441 ft) H Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Lambert 1433 Liège  Belgium Destroyed by the Liegeois in 1794 after the French Revolution
132.2 m (436 ft) St. Peter's Church 1878 Hamburg  Germany  
132.1 m (433 ft) St. Michaelis Church 1786 Hamburg  Germany The tallest 18th-century church in the world
132.0 m (433 ft) H Nikolaikirche Rostock 1312 Rostock  Germany destroyed in a storm in 1703, replaced afterwards by a 84 metres tall tower, which was destroyed in an air-raid in 1942, height of actual tower: 65 metres
131.3 m (431 ft) H Malmesbury Abbey 1180 Malmesbury  United Kingdom Spire collapsed in the late 15th or early 16th century
130.6 m (428 ft) St. Martin's Church 1500 Landshut  Germany Tallest brickwork structure in the world
130.0 m (426 ft) H St. Elizabeth's Church 1535 Wrocław  Poland Today 91.5 metres (300 ft) tall; spire collapsed in 1529 during storm
129 m (423 ft) Saint Joseph's Oratory 1967 Montreal  Canada
126.0 m (413 ft)[3] Basilica of San Gaudenzio 1887 Novara  Italy The church is 121.0 metres tall without the statue on its top.
125.4 m (410 ft) St Jacobi 1962 Hamburg  Germany  
125.0 m (410 ft) St. Mary's Church, Lübeck 1350 Lübeck  Germany Tallest two-steeples facade finished in the Middle Ages (overtaken by Cologne cathedral only in 1880)
124.0 m (407 ft) Cathedral of Maringá 1972 Maringá  Brazil Tallest church in Latin America
123.7 m (405.84 ft) St. Olaf 1500 Tallinn  Estonia Tallest in the Baltic States; According to some sources it was the tallest building in the world from 1549 to 1625, but this claim is controversial: one account of the final rebuilding states the church was formerly "ten fathoms" higher, but paintings depict a spire similar in proportions to the current one
123.3 m (404 ft) St. Peter 1690/1973 Riga  Latvia Tower collapsed in 1666 and again in 1721; tower and roof damaged in World War II, restored in 1973
123.1 m (404 ft) Cathedral of Saint Mary 1315 Salisbury  United Kingdom Tallest church spire in the United Kingdom. Also largest cathedral close in Britain (80 acres/32.4 ha)
123.0 m (404 ft) Cathedral of Our Lady 1521 Antwerp  Belgium tallest church in the Low Countries
122.5 m (402 ft) Peter and Paul Cathedral 1733 St. Petersburg  Russia The world's tallest Orthodox belltower; since adjacent to the main sanctuary, may be considered the tallest Orthodox church
122.3 m (400 ft) H Abbaye-aux-Hommes 13th century Caen  France Spire replaced by a shorter tower in the 17th century
119.8 m (392 ft) H Cathedral Basilica of St James the Apostle 1892 Szczecin  Poland Cathedral tower collapsed during a bombardment in 1944 and currently measures 110.18 m
119.8 m (392 ft) Riverside Church 1930 New York City  United States
118.7 m (390 ft) Uppsala Domkyrka 1435 Uppsala  Sweden Largest church in Scandinavia
118.3 m (387 ft) H Saint Steven Cathedral 1468 Metz  France  
117.5 m (385 ft) Schwerin Cathedral 1892 Schwerin  Germany  
117.0 m (384 ft) St. Peter's Church 1577 Rostock  Germany  
116.7 m (377 ft) St. Catherine's Church 1657 Hamburg  Germany  
116.0 m (381 ft) Freiburg Minster 1330 Freiburg  Germany  
116.0 m (381 ft) Klara Church[4] 1888 Stockholm  Sweden  
116.0 m (381 ft) Transfiguration Cathedral 1804 Rybinsk  Russia  
115.0 m (375 ft) Church of Our Lady 1465 Bruges  Belgium The second tallest brickwork tower in the world.
115.0 m (376 ft) Basílica del Voto Nacional 1988 Quito  Ecuador
115.0 m (376 ft) H Saint Michaelschurch 1452 Zwolle  Netherlands Tower collapsed on December 17th, 1682. Church is still standing 
114.8 m (376 ft) H Collegiate church of St. Mary Magdalene [pl][5][6] 14th or 15th century Poznań  Poland Destroyed in a fire in 1777, finally demolished in 1802
114.7 m (376 ft) Lübeck Cathedral 1341 Lübeck  Germany  
114.6 m (374 ft) Basilica of St. Michael, 1492 Bordeaux  France  
114.5 m (376 ft) Florence Cathedral 1434 Florence  Italy  
114.5 m (376 ft) St. Andrew's Church 1890 Hildesheim  Germany Tallest church in Lower Saxony, Germany
114.0 m (381 ft) H Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) 1905 Berlin-Mitte  Germany  
114.0 m (374 ft) Orléans Cathedral 1345 Orléans  France  
113.2 m (371 ft) St. Peter and St. Paul's Church 1959 Mortegliano  Italy  
113.0 m (371 ft)[7] Chartres Cathedral 1514 Chartres  France  
113.0 m (371 ft) Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Rosary, Manizales 1901 Manizales  Colombia
113.0 m (371 ft) H Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche) 1895 Berlin-Charlottenburg  Germany Spire damaged in World War II, current height 71 m
112.7 m (367 ft) Notre-Dame Cathedral 1549 Amiens  France
112.3 m (369 ft) Domtoren 1382 Utrecht  Netherlands Cathedral's nave collapsed during a storm in 1674
112.3 m (370 ft) Torrazzo of Cremona 1309 Cremona  Italy The oldest brick structure taller than 100 m that is still standing (completed in 1309). Third tallest brickwork bell tower in the world, the first being the tower of St. Martin's Church in Landshut, Bavaria, and the second at the Church of Our Lady in Bruges, Belgium.
112.0 m (390 ft) H Reinoldikirche 1520 Dortmund  Germany Built in 1454 with 112 metres (367 ft), collapsed in earthquake 1661, now 104 metres (341 ft)
112.0 m (367 ft) Cathedral of La Plata 1932/2000 La Plata  Argentina Designated cathedral in 1932, towers finished in 2000
112.0 m (367 ft) Saint Jacob's Church 1894 Lübeck  Germany  
111.3 m (366 ft) St. Paul's Cathedral 1710 London  United Kingdom Tallest building in London until 1962
111.2 m (367 ft) Schleswig Cathedral 1894 Schleswig  Germany  
111.0 m (364 ft) H Petrikirche 1853 Berlin  Germany destroyed at the end of World War II, last relicts were removed in 1964
110.18 m (363 ft) Cathedral Basilica of St James the Apostle 1892 Szczecin  Poland In 1892–1944 it measured 119.8 m; until 2008 it was 67 m
110 m (360 ft) H Pieterskerk, Leiden 1570 Leiden  Netherlands Today towerless — tower collapsed in 1512
110 m (360 ft) H St. John's Church 1384 Lüneburg  Germany Today 108.7 m tall — spire partially destroyed by lightning in 1406
109.6 m (361 ft) Herz-Jesu-Kirche 1891 Graz  Austria  
108.8 m (357 ft) Nieuwe Kerk (Delft) 1496 Delft  Netherlands  
108.7 m (357 ft) St. John's Church 1408 Lüneburg  Germany Once slightly taller; spire rebuilt from 1406 to 1408
108.5 m (350 ft) Milan Cathedral 1886 Milan  Italy  
108.4 m (355 ft) Zagreb Cathedral 1880 Zagreb  Croatia  
108.2 m (367 ft) Saint Peter's Church 1894 Lübeck  Germany  
107.5 m (352.7 ft) Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe 2008 Zamora de Hidalgo  Mexico  
107.20 m (352 ft) St. Peter and St. Paul's Church 1999 Mostar  Bosnia and Herzegovina Tallest church in Southeast Europe
107.0 m (351 ft) Monastery of Our Lady of Kazan 2011 Tambov  Russia The bell tower is the highest point of the monastery being first consecrated in 1848 and destroyed by the Soviet government in 1936. It has now been fully reconstructed in the years of 2009-2011.
107.0 m (351 ft) Linköping Cathedral 1886 Linköping  Sweden  
106.0 m (348 ft) Alessandria Cathedral 1885 Alessandria  Italy
106.0 m (348 ft) Sanctuary of the Black Madonna 1900 Częstochowa  Poland  
106 m (348 ft) Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Luján 1935 Luján  Argentina  
106.0 m (348 ft) St. Joseph's Church, Le Havre 1957 Le Havre  France  
106.0 m (348 ft) H St. Salvator's Church 1415 Duisburg  Germany destroyed by fire in 1467
106.0 m (348 ft) Resurrection Cathedral 1832 Shuya  Russia
105.0 m (344 ft) St. Petri Church 1322 Dortmund  Germany  
105.0 m (344 ft) St. Catherine's Church 1550 Hoogstraten  Belgium  
105.0 m (344 ft) St Petri 1310 Malmö  Sweden  
105.0 m (344 ft) St. Patrick's Cathedral 1939 Melbourne  Australia  
105.0 m (344 ft) Regensburg Cathedral 1856 Regensburg  Germany  
105.0 m (344 ft) H Georgenkirche 1898 Berlin  Germany Heavily damaged in World War II, demolished in 1949
105.0 m (344 ft) St. Nicholas' Church 1696 Tallinn  Estonia Cathedral itself dates from 1275
104.5 m (342 ft) Basilica of Saint Stanislaw Kostka 1912 Łódź  Poland  
104.0 m (340 ft) Reinoldikirche 1954 Dortmund  Germany was 119 metres (390 ft) from 1520 until 1661
104.0 m (341 ft) Cathedral of Magdeburg 1520 Magdeburg  Germany  
104.0 m (340 ft) Cathedral of St. Mary of The See 1568 Seville  Spain Tallest cathedral in Spain
104.0 m (495 ft) St. Mary's Church 1478 Stralsund  Germany  
103.0 m (338 ft) Cathedral of Christ the Saviour 2000 Moscow  Russia Reconstruction 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 Invalides 1706 Paris  France  
103.0 m (338 ft) St. Stanislaw and St. Waclaw 1496 Świdnica  Poland  
103.0 m (338 ft) Katharinenkirche 1430 Osnabrück  Germany  
102.8 m (337 ft) St. Vitus Cathedral 1554 Prague  Czech Republic Spire 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[8]
102.6 m (337 ft) St. Mary 1854 Chojna  Poland
102.6 m (337 ft) St. Nicholas' Church c 1350 Stralsund  Germany
102.5 m (336 ft) St.-Antonius-Basilika 1905 Rheine  Germany
102.3 m (336 ft) St Martin's Cathedral, Ypres 20th century Ypres  Belgium Full reconstruction of the medieval church destroyed during World War I. This is a proto-cathedral
102.3 m (335 ft) St. Bartholomew 1600 Plzeň  Czech Republic  
102.0 m (334 ft) H Martinikerk (Groningen) 1548 Groningen  Netherlands Spire burned down in 1577, now 97 metres (318 ft) in height
102.0 m (334 ft) H St. Otger 1892 Stadtlohn  Germany destroyed in March 1945, rebuilt 74 metres tall
101.5 m (333 ft) Saint Isaac's Cathedral 1858 St. Petersburg  Russia  
101.0 m (331 ft) Bielawa Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1876 Bielawa  Poland
101.0 m (331 ft) Liverpool Cathedral 1978 Liverpool  United Kingdom
101.0 m (331 ft) Basilica Notre-Dame 1866 Boulogne-sur-Mer  France
100.7 m (330 ft) Saint Wenceslas Cathedral 1892 Olomouc  Czech Republic  
100.4 m (329 ft) St. Patrick's Cathedral 1888 New York City  United States Spires completed in 1888, the tallest in New York City and the second tallest in the United States from 1880-1890.[9]
100.1 m (328 ft) St Mark's Campanile 1912 Venice  Italy  
100.0 m (328 ft) Gedächtniskirche 1904 Speyer  Germany  
100.0 m (328 ft) Münster of Bern 1893 Bern   Switzerland  
100.0 m (328 ft) São Paulo Cathedral 1954 São Paulo  Brazil
100.0 m (328 ft) Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception 1959 Washington, DC  United States
100.0 m (328 ft) Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida 1980 Aparecida  Brazil Steeple at 100.0 m
100.0 m (328 ft) Basilica 1869 Esztergom  Hungary Still the tallest building in Hungary
100.0 m (328 ft) H Marienkirche Stettin 1266 Szczecin  Poland destroyed by lightning on July 9th, 1789, last relicts were removed in 1830
99.9 m (328 ft) Dom St. Nikolai 1653 Greifswald  Germany  
99.5 m (326 ft) Saint Vincent's church 1883 Eeklo  Belgium  
99.5 m (326 ft) Munich Frauenkirche 1525 Munich  Germany  
99.3 m (326 ft) Ludgerus-Dom 1898 Billerbeck  Germany  
99.0 m (325 ft) St. John 1892 Stargard Szczeciński  Poland  
99.0 m (325 ft) Votive Church 1879 Vienna  Austria  
99.0 m (325 ft) Church of Our Lady of Laeken 1911 Brussels  Belgium  
98.0 m (280 ft) Berlin Cathedral (Berliner Dom) 1905 Berlin-Mitte  Germany Reconstructed after World War II; formerly considerably taller
98.0 m (322 ft) Marktkirche 1862 Wiesbaden  Germany  
98.0 m (322 ft) Onze Lieve Vrouwetoren 15th century Amersfoort  Netherlands Rest of church accidentally blown up in 1797
98.0 m (322 ft) Sint-Vituskerk 1890 Hilversum  Netherlands  
98.0 m (322 ft) St. Martin 1534 Amberg  Germany  
98.0 m (322 ft) Wrocław Cathedral 1341 Wrocław  Poland  
98.0 m (322 ft) H St. Ansgarii 1243 Bremen  Germany destroyed in World War II
97.8 m (321 ft) Nidaros Cathedral 1300 Trondheim  Norway Construction of the cathedral began in 1070, and it is known for being the largest and most significant medieval building in Scandinavia.
97.6 m (320 ft) St. Martin's Church 1883 Malters   Switzerland  
97.3 m (319 ft) St. Rumbold's Cathedral 1520 Mechelen  Belgium The tower was supposed to be 167 metres (548 ft) tall, but the money ran out.
97.3 m (319 ft) Marktkirche 14th century Hannover  Germany Rebuilt after World War II in 1952
97.0 m (318 ft) Pavia Cathedral 1885 Pavia  Italy
97.0 m (318 ft) Temple de Garnison 1881 Metz  France Nave was demolished in 1952
97.0 m (318 ft) Temple Saint-Étienne 1866 Mulhouse  France Tallest Protestant church in France
97.0 m (318 ft) Grote Kerk[10] 1547 Breda  Netherlands  
97.0 m (318 ft) St. Martin's Church 1914 Arlon  Belgium
97.0 m (318 ft) Annunciation Cathedral 2009 Voronezh  Russia  
97.0 m (318 ft) Predigerkirche 18th century Zürich   Switzerland
96.9 m (318 ft) Martinikerk 1627 Groningen  Netherlands Spire burned down in 1577, was c. 100 tall
96.6 m (317 ft) Mikael Agricola Church 1935 Helsinki  Finland
96.5 m (317 ft) H St. Salvator's Church 1904 Duisburg  Germany destroyed in World War II, rebuilt with a height of 62.5 metres
96.1 m (315 ft) Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral 1884 Clermont-Ferrand  France  
96.0 m (315 ft) Basilica-Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar 1681 Zaragoza  Spain
96.0 m (315 ft) Basilica of St. Anthony 1906 Rybnik  Poland  
96.0 m (315 ft) Norwich Anglican Cathedral 1480 Norwich  United Kingdom Tallest building in the city of Norwich, UK
96.0 m (315 ft) Aarhus Cathedral 1500 Aarhus  Denmark  
96.0 m (315 ft) Church of Donaufeld 1914 Vienna  Austria  
96.0 m (315 ft) H Sankt Pius 1894 Berlin  Germany destroyed in World War II, today 66 metres tall tower
96.0 m (315 ft) St. Stephen's Basilica 1905 Budapest  Hungary Still the tallest building in Budapest
96.0 m (315 ft) St. Paul's Cathedral 1931 Melbourne  Australia  
96.0 m (315 ft) Transfiguration Cathedral 2004 Khabarovsk  Russia  
96.0 m (315 ft) Basilica di San Nicolò 1881 Lecco  Italy  
95.7 m (314 ft) German Church, Stockholm 1884 Stockholm  Sweden  
95.3 m (313 ft) Willibrordi-Dom 1540 Wesel  Germany  
95.1 m (312 ft) Kaiserdom 1877 Frankfurt  Germany  
95.0 m (312 ft) St. Nicholas Cathedral 1907 Elbląg  Poland  
94.6 m (312 ft) Herz-Jesu-Kirche 1900 Münster  Germany  
94.2 m (312 ft) Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche 1886 Munich  Germany  
94.1 m (309 ft) Church of St. Walburge 1866 Preston  United Kingdom The tallest parish church in the UK
94.0 m (315 ft) Church of the Cross (Kreuzkirche) 1788 Dresden-Innere Altstadt  Germany  
94.0 m (309 ft) Martinikerk 1430 Doesburg  Netherlands  
94.0 m (312 ft) St. James Church 1486 Villach  Austria  
93.8 m (308 ft) St. John's Cathedral 1861 Limerick  Ireland Tallest church spire in Ireland
93.8 m (308 ft) Paderborn Cathedral 13th century Paderborn  Germany  
93.72 m (308 ft) Peter and Paul Church 1767 Porechye  Russia Tallest rural belltower in Russia
93.7 m (307 ft) Smolny Cathedral of the Resurrection 1835 St. Petersburg  Russia  
93.5 m (307 ft) Church of the Savior on Blood 1907 St. Petersburg  Russia  
93.5 m (307 ft) St. Ulrich und Afra 1594 Augsburg  Germany  
93.4 m (306.5 ft) Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul 1915 St. Paul  United States  
93.0 m (305 ft) Nikolo-Ugresha monastery 1763 Dzerzhinsky  Russia
93.0 m (305 ft) Priory Church of St. Augustine Gelsenkirchen  Germany  
93.0 m (305 ft) H St. Matthias 1895 Berlin  Germany destroyed in World War II, today 50 metres tall tower
93.0 m (305 ft) Dijon Cathedral 1393 Dijon  France  
92.9 m (305 ft) St Eusebius' Church 1965 Arnhem  Netherlands  
92.9 m (305 ft) St. James' Cathedral 1853 Toronto  Canada  
92.7 m (304 ft) Nicolaikirche 1895 Lüneburg  Germany Church built from 1407 to 1440, new spire built from 1831 to 1895
92.6 m (303 ft) Great, or St. James Church 1424 The Hague  Netherlands  
92.6 m (303 ft) Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church 1973 Fort Lauderdale  United States  
92.5 m (303 ft) Duomo di Santa Sofia 1824 Lendinara  Italy  
92.5 m (303 ft) St. Bartholomew's Church 1867 Demmin  Germany  
92.5 m (303 ft) Marienkirche 1892 Kaiserslautern  Germany  
92.3 m (322 ft) Bremen Cathedral 1893 Bremen  Germany  
92.3 m (302 ft) Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Murcia 1792 Murcia  Spain  
92 m (360 ft) Catedral Nueva 1733 Salamanca  Spain  
92.0 m (302 ft) Pfarrkirche Mariä Himmelfahrt 1505 Schlanders  Italy  
92.0 m (302 ft) Church of St. James 1592 Brno  Czech Republic  
92.0 m (302 ft) Västerås Cathedral 1693 Västerås  Sweden  
92.0 m (302 ft) Église Saint-Pierre 17th century Steenvoorde  France  
92.0 m (302 ft) Sacred Heart church 1907 Turnhout  Belgium  
92.0 m (302 ft) Saint Bartholomew's Church 1911 Gliwice  Poland  
91.7 m (301 ft) National Cathedral 1990 Washington, DC  United States  
91.7 m (301 ft) St. Francis de Sales Church 1908 St. Louis  United States
91.7 m (301 ft) Pfarrkirche Klagenfurt-St. Egid 1725 Klagenfurt  Austria
91.7 m (301 ft) Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré 1923 Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré  Canada
91.5 m (287 ft) St. Elizabeth's Church Wrocław  Poland  
91.5 m (300 ft) Halberstadt Cathedral 1491 Halberstadt  Germany  
91.4 m (300 ft) Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba 1607 Córdoba  Spain former mosque 
91.2 m (299 ft) Church of St. Magdalene 1820 Alpnach   Switzerland  
91.2 m (299 ft)[11] Our Lady's Church (Frauenkirche) 1743 Dresden-Innere Altstadt  Germany Destroyed by bombing in 1945 and rededicated in 2005
91.1 m (299 ft) St. James Church 1878 The Hague  Netherlands  
91.1 m (299 ft) St. Andreas 13th century Braunschweig  Germany  
91.0 m (299 ft) Cathedral of Hope 1935 Pittsburgh  United States  
91.0 m (299 ft) St. Mary's Basilica 1884 Kevelaer  Germany  
91.0 m (299 ft) St. Joseph 1914 Speyer  Germany  
91.0 m (299 ft) Neubaukirche 1582 Würzburg  Germany  
91.0 m (299 ft) Pfarrkirche St. Marien (Friedland) 1500 Friedland (Mecklenburg)  Germany  
91.0 m (299 ft) New St. John's Church 1874 Munich  Germany  
91.0 m (298 ft) St. Peter Cathedral 1893 Erie, Pennsylvania  United States
90.5 m (297 ft) Lange Jan 1300 Middelburg  Netherlands The tower was rebuilt after destruction by Luftwaffe bombings in 1940
90.5 m (297 ft) Canterbury Cathedral 1494 Canterbury  United Kingdom Cathedral itself dates from 1077
90.5 m (297 ft) St. Joseph's Church 1897 Koblenz  Germany  
90.3 m (296 ft) Nikolo-Berlyukovsky Monastery 1899 Avdotyino, Noginsky District, Moscow Oblast  Russia  
90.1 m (296 ft) St. Joseph 1891 Viersen  Germany  
90.1 m (296 ft) St. Lamberti 1898 Münster  Germany  
90.0 m (295 ft) Trzebiatów Saint Mary's Church Trzebiatów  Poland  
90.0 m (295 ft) Notre Dame de Paris 1345 Paris  France  
90.0 m (295 ft) Cathedral of Toledo 1440 Toledo  Spain  
90.0 m (295 ft) Coventry Cathedral 1433 Coventry  United Kingdom The 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 1919 Cobh  Ireland  
90.0 m (295 ft) Cathedral of Santa Eulalia 15th century Barcelona  Spain  
90.0 m (295 ft) Cathedral 1776 Riga  Latvia  
90.0 m (295 ft) Church at the Southern Star (Kirche am Südstern) 1897 Berlin-Kreuzberg  Germany  
90.0 m (295 ft) St. Nikolajs 1829 Copenhagen  Denmark  
90.0 m (295 ft) St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral 1917 Edinburgh  United Kingdom  
90.0 m (295 ft) St. James' Church 1515 Louth  United Kingdom  
90.0 m (295 ft) St. Martin Garrison Church (Garnisonkirche St. Martin) 1900 Dresden-Albertstadt  Germany  
90.0 m (295 ft) Georgskirche 1501 Nördlingen  Germany  
90.0 m (295 ft) El Escorial 1584 San Lorenzo de El Escorial  Spain  
90.0 m (295 ft) Abbaye-aux-Hommes 13th century Caen  France Formerly much taller
90.0 m (295 ft) Saint-Éloi 15th century Dunkirk  France  
90.0 m (295 ft) Basilica of the Sacred Heart 1971 Brussels  Belgium  
90.0 m (295 ft) Co-cathedral 1898 Osijek  Croatia  
90.0 m (295 ft) La Seo Cathedral 1704 Zaragoza  Spain
90.0 m (295 ft) St. Walpurga's Church 1624 Oudenaarde  Belgium
90.0 m (295 ft) St. Nicholas Church 1480 Flensburg  Germany
90.0 m (295 ft) Santa Maria Assunta 1893 Breganze  Italy
90.0 m (295 ft) St. Mary's Maternity Church 1370 Trzebiatów  Poland
90.0 m (295 ft) Mariä Himmelfart 1908 Schönau im Schwarzwald  Germany
90.0 m (295 ft) Mariazell Basilica 17th century Mariazell  Austria
89.9 m (294 ft) Vor Frelsers Kirke 1696 Copenhagen  Denmark  
89.7 m (294 ft) St. Mary's Church (Marienkirche) 1789 Berlin-Mitte  Germany  
89.5 m (294 ft) Assumption Cathedral 1841 Kharkiv  Ukraine  
89.3 m (292 ft) St. Bavo's Cathedral 1538 Ghent  Belgium  
89.3 m (292 ft) St Mary Redcliffe 1872 Bristol  United Kingdom The previous spire collapsed in a storm in the 1440s
88.9 m (291 ft) Votive Temple of Maipú 1974 Maipu  Chile
88.7 m (290 ft) Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King 1967 Liverpool  United Kingdom  
88.7 m (290 ft) New St. Nicholas Church {de) 1962 Hamburg  Germany  
88.6 m (290 ft) St. Peter's Church 1906 Munich  Germany  
88.5 m (290 ft) St. Peter and St. Paul's Church 1500 Čáslav  Czech Republic  
88.5 m (290 ft) Church of St. Margaret 1894 Wadersloh  Germany  
88.3 m (289 ft) Peterskirche 1885 Leipzig  Germany  
88.3 m (288 ft) Washington Temple 1974 Kensington, Maryland  United States Tallest LDS temple
88.3 m (288 ft) St. Martin's Church 14th century Halberstadt  Germany  
88.0 m (279 ft) Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius 1770 Sergiyev Posad  Russia
88.0 m (279 ft) Luther Church (Lutherkirche) 1894 Berlin-Schöneberg  Germany  
88.0 m (288 ft) Basilica of Our Lady of Itatí 1950 Itatí  Argentina Tallest dome in South America
88.0 m (288 ft) Cathedral 1558 Segovia  Spain  
88.0 m (288 ft) Cathedral 1400 Burgos  Spain  
88.0 m (288 ft) Pfarrkirche St. Stephan 1725 Stockerau  Austria  
88.0 m (288 ft) St. Paul's Church 1906 Munich  Germany  
88.0 m (288 ft) St George's Church 1911 Eindhoven  Netherlands  
88.0 m (288 ft) St. Mary's Church 1877 Neubrandenburg  Germany  
88.0 m (288 ft) Church of St. Anthony 1877 Papenburg  Germany  
87.9 m (288 ft) St. Bernard's Church 1901 Karlsruhe  Germany  
87.7 m (287 ft) Church of the Three Kings (Dreikönigskirche) 1857 Dresden-Innere Neustadt  Germany Completely destroyed in the 1945 bombing and rebuilt 1984-1991
87.6 m (287 ft) St. Stephan's Church Tangermünde  Germany  
87.2 m (286 ft) St. Mary's Church 1672 Zwickau  Germany  
87.2 m (286 ft) Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church 1875 New York City  United States  
87.1 m (285 ft) Cathedral 1787 Orléans  France  
87.1 m (285 ft) Saint-Epvre 1872 Nancy  France  
87.1 m (285 ft) St. Gertrude's Church 1885 Hamburg  Germany  
87.1 m (285 ft) Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi 2002 Tbilisi  Georgia  
87.0 m (285 ft) St. Sebastian's Church (St.-Sebastians-Kirche) Berlin-Gesundbrunnen  Germany  
87.0 m (285 ft) Church of Saint Myrrhbearers 1820 Kaluga  Russia
87.0 m (285 ft) Alexander Nevsky Novoyarmarochny Cathedral 1880 Nizhny Novgorod  Russia  
87.0 m (285 ft) Holy Cross Church Münster  Germany  
87.0 m (285 ft) Trinity Church 1888 Arendal  Norway  
87.0 m (285 ft) INC Central Temple 1984 Quezon City  Philippines Tallest church in Metro Manila, run by Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ)
87.0 m (285 ft) Kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie 14th century Spišská Nová Ves  Slovakia
87.0 m (285 ft) Sacred Heart Cathedral 1977 Bendigo  Australia Tallest provincial Australian church
87.0 m (285 ft) St Stephen's Church, Braunau 1759 Braunau am Inn  Austria  
87.0 m (285 ft) Cathedral of the Assumption 1852 Louisville  United States  
87.0 m (285 ft) St. Clement's Church 15th century Steenwijk  Netherlands  
87.0 m (285 ft) Reims Cathedral 14th century Reims  France  
87.0 m (285 ft) Saint-Nicolas 1545 Saint-Nicolas-de-Port  France
87.0 m (285 ft) Rodez Cathedral 1531 Saint-Nicolas-de-Port  France  
87.0 m (285 ft) Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Saint-Nicolas-de-Port  France  
87.0 m (285 ft) Church of the Transfiguration 1512 Tábor  Czech Republic  
87.0 m (285 ft) St. James' Church 1881 Aachen  Germany  
87.0 m (285 ft) Alexander Nevsky Novoyarmarochny Cathedral 1880 Nizhny Novgorod  Russia  
86.9 m (285 ft) Concordia Church 19th century Mannheim  Germany  
86.9 m (285 ft) St. Mary's Church 1292 Uelzen  Germany  
86.8 m (284 ft) Westminster Cathedral 1903 London  United Kingdom  
86.8 m (284 ft) Church of St. John the Baptist 1894 Krefeld  Germany  
86.8 m (284 ft) Church of the Redeemer (Heilandskirche) 1894 Berlin-Moabit  Germany  
86.6 m (284 ft) Riddarholm Church 1300 Stockholm  Sweden  
86.5 m (283 ft) H Schlosskirche 1897 Chemnitz  Germany Destroyed in 1945 and rebuilt considerably lower
86.3 m (282 ft) St. Mary's Church 15th century Rostock  Germany  
86.2 m (282 ft) St. Wulfram's Church 1450 Grantham  United Kingdom  
86.2 m (282 ft) Aegidienkirche 1840 Lübeck  Germany  
86.2 m (282 ft) St. James's Cathedral 1225 Riga  Latvia  
86.2 m (282 ft) Marienkirche 1903 Mühlhausen  Germany Largest parish church in Thuringia
86.2 m (282 ft) Jakobskirche 16th century Straubing  Germany  
86.2 m (282 ft) Saint-Ouen 1851 Rouen  France  
86.1 m (282 ft) Modena Cathedral 14th century Modena  Italy  
86.0 m (282 ft) Lambertikirche 1887 Oldenburg  Germany  
86.0 m (282 ft) St. Catherine Church 1897 Toruń  Poland  
86.0 m (282 ft) St. Georg 1904 Ulm  Germany  
86.0 m (282 ft) St. Nicholas' Church 1896 Zwiesel  Germany  
86.0 m (282 ft) St. Mary's Church 1859 Kemberg  Germany  
86.0 m (282 ft) St. Pancras Church 1873 Warstein  Germany  
86.0 m (282 ft) St. Medardus Church 15th century Wervik  Belgium  
86.0 m (282 ft) Heilandskirche 1888 Leipzig  Germany  
86.0 m (282 ft) Bürgermeister-Smidt-Gedächtniskirche 1855 Bremerhaven  Germany  
86.0 m (282 ft) Basilica Cathedral of St. Mary Assumption 1411 Włocławek  Poland  
85.9 m (281 ft) Catholic Church of the Royal Court (Katholische Hofkirche) 1755 Dresden-Innere Altstadt  Germany Elevated to cathedral status in 1980; the largest church in Saxony
85.9 m (281 ft) Cathedral of St. Joseph 1962 Hartford  United States  
85.9 m (281 ft) Turku Cathedral 1834 Turku  Finland  
85.9 m (281 ft) St. Elphin's Church 1860s Warrington  United Kingdom Church itself dates from 1354
85.9 m (281 ft) Trinity Church 1846 New York City  United States  
85.6 m (280 ft) H Basilica of St Denis 1281 Saint-Denis  France Now considerably shorter
85.5 m (280 ft) New Church of St. Margaret 1913 Munich  Germany  
85.5 m (280 ft) Mainz Cathedral 1769 Mainz  Germany  
85.35 m (280 ft) American Cathedral in Paris 1886 Paris  France  
85.3 m (279 ft) Westerkerk 1638 Amsterdam  Netherlands Largest Protestant church in the Netherlands
85.3 m (279 ft) Johanneskirche 1881 Düsseldorf  Germany  
85.3 m (279 ft) Saint-Esprit 1931 Paris  France  
85.3 m (279 ft) St. Mary's Church 1496 Salzwedel  Germany  
85.2 m (279 ft) Church of St. Paul the Apostle (Apostel-Paulus-Kirche) 1894 Berlin-Schöneberg  Germany  
85.1 m (279 ft) St. Paul's Church 1484 Eppan an der Weinstraße  Italy  
85.1 m (279 ft) Meißen Cathedral 1410 Meißen  Germany  
85.0 m (278 ft) St Mary Abbots 1879 London  United Kingdom Tallest church spire in London
85.0 m (278 ft) Luçon Cathedral 1121 Luçon  France  
85.0 m (278 ft) Saint-Pierre de Marennes Marennes[disambiguation needed]  France  
85.0 m (278 ft) Saint-Nicolas 1850 Nantes  France  
85.0 m (278 ft) St. Martin's Cathedral 14th century Bratislava  Slovakia
85.0 m (278 ft) Basilica Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption 1411 Włocławek  Poland  
85.0 m (278 ft) Église Saint-Maurice 1893 Strasbourg  France Estimated height
85.0 m (278 ft) Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica 1776 Šaštín-Stráže  Slovakia  
85.0 m (278 ft) Saint Elizabeth Church 1907 Lviv  Ukraine  
85.0 m (278 ft) St. Peter and St. Paul's Church 1497 Görlitz  Germany  
85.0 m (278 ft) Church of St. James the Greater c 1350 Kutná Hora  Czech Republic  
85.0 m (278 ft) St. Canisius's Church 1903 Vienna  Austria  
85.0 m (278 ft) Bordeaux Cathedral 15th century Bordeaux  France  
85.0 m (278 ft) Stadtbasilika Sankt Florian 1750 Sankt Florian  Austria  
85.0 m (278 ft) H Sankt Johannis Herford  Germany demolished in 1885, replaced by 80 metres tall tower 
84.9 m (278 ft) Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 1967 Liverpool  United Kingdom
84.5 m (277 ft) Pfarrkirche Imst 1493 Imst  Austria  
84.2 m (276 ft) Church of Our Dear Ladies 1651 Bremen  Germany  
84.2 m (276 ft) Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes de Nancy Nancy  France  
84.0 m (276 ft) Eglise Saint-André 1865 Reims  France  
84.0 m (276 ft) Málaga Cathedral 1782 Málaga  Spain  
84.0 m (276 ft) Cathedral 1882 Đakovo  Croatia  
84.0 m (276 ft) St. Willibrord's Church 1891 Antwerp  Belgium  
84.0 m (276 ft) Church of Our Lady 1450 Aarschot  Belgium  
84.0 m (276 ft) Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul 1908 Brno  Czech Republic  
84.0 m (276 ft) Sankt Michael 1883 Schwalmtal  Germany  
84.0 m (276 ft) Münster Unseren Lieben Frau 1785 Zwiefalten  Germany  
84.0 m (276 ft) Stadtpfarrkirche Linz Linz  Austria  
84.0 m (276 ft) Mende Cathedral Mende  France  
83.8 m (275 ft) St. Paul's Cathedral 1888 Buffalo  United States Height of large bell tower
83.7 m (249 ft) Cathedral of St Peter 1221 Bautzen  Germany  
83.7 m (274 ft) Orthodox Cathedral 1946 Timişoara  Romania
83.5 m (275 ft) St. Nicholas' Church Löbau  Germany  
83.5 m (275 ft) Blessed Mary Virgin of Angels 1900 Dąbrowa Górnicza  Poland  
83.5 m (274 ft) St. Mary's Church 1292 Stargard Szczeciński  Poland
83.5 m (274 ft) Basilica of St. Mary 1900 Dąbrowa Górnicza  Poland
83.3 m (273 ft) La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur 1910 Paris  France
83.2 m (273 ft) Assumption Cathedral 1840 Ryazan  Russia
83.2 m (273 ft) First Presbyterian Church and Manse 1879 Baltimore  United States
83.0 m (272 ft) Herz-Jesu-Kirche 1909 Cologne  Germany  
83.0 m (272 ft) Church of San Giulio 1948 Castellanza  Italy
83.0 m (272 ft) Panthéon 1789 Paris  France
83.0 m (272 ft) Eglise Saint-Salomon-et-Saint-Grégoire de Pithiviers Pithiviers  France
83.0 m (272 ft) Church of Saint-Maclou 1517 Rouen  France
83.0 m (272 ft) Lincoln Cathedral 1807 Lincoln  United Kingdom Today 83 m tall — 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 Church 1466 Kortrijk  Belgium
83.0 m (272 ft) Sint-Hiloniuskerk 1868 Izegem  Belgium
83.0 m (272 ft) Our Lady of the Rosary Church 1976 Gdańsk  Poland
83.0 m (272 ft) St. Roch's Church 1946 Białystok  Poland
83.0 m (272 ft) Church of the Sacred Heart 1902 Olsztyn  Poland
83.0 m (272 ft) Church of St. Gummarus 16th century Lier  Belgium
83.0 m (272 ft) Church of St. Gummarus 1903 Steenbergen  Netherlands
83.0 m (272 ft) Tournai Cathedral 13th century Tournai  Belgium
83.0 m (272 ft) Sankt Johannes Dingolfing  Germany
83.0 m (272 ft) Sankt Lambertus Erkelenz  Germany
83.0 m (272 ft) Sankt Maria Rosenkranz Mönchengladbach  Germany
83.0 m (272 ft) Sankt Johannes Baptist Neheim  Germany
83.0 m (272 ft) Pfarrkirche Maria Alm Maria Alm am Steinernen Meer  Austria
82.9 m (272 ft) St Botolph's Church 1520 Boston  United Kingdom Tallest parish church tower (as opposed to spire) in England
82.4 m (270 ft) St. Boniface Church 1884 Leeuwarden  Netherlands
82.0 m (269 ft) H Seville Cathedral 1198 Seville  Spain Badly damaged by the 1356 earthquake. Replaced by a new Christian church, Seville Cathedral, between 1402 and 1506.
82.0 m (269 ft) Chichester Cathedral 1863 Chichester  United Kingdom Rebuilding of an earlier, slightly lower, spire that collapsed in 1861
82.0 m (269 ft) St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk 1502 Gdańsk  Poland Largest brick church in the world; the tower was never completed
82.0 m (269 ft) All Saints Cathedral 1825 Tula  Russia
82.0 m (269 ft) Sankt Stephani 1507 Aschersleben  Germany
82.0 m (269 ft) Abbey of Santa Giustina 1599 Padua  Italy
82.0 m (269 ft) Sankt Marien 1896 Hagen  Germany
82.0 m (269 ft) St. Mary's Church Stendal  Germany
82.0 m (269 ft) Church of St. Ouen, Rouen Rouen  France  
82.0 m (269 ft) Church of Abbey of Saint-Étienne, Caen Caen  France  
82.0 m (269 ft) Sankt Alexander und Theodor 1766 Ottobeuren  Germany
82.0 m (269 ft) Stiftskirche Klosterneuburg Klosterneuburg  Austria
82.0 m (269 ft) Pfarrkirche Bad Gastein Bad Gastein  Austria
82.0 m (269 ft) Stiftskirche Zwettl Zwettl  Austria
82.0 m (269 ft) All Saints Cathedral 1825 Tula  Russia
82.0 m (269 ft) H Reformationskirche 1907 Berlin  Germany today 50 metres tall
81.85 m (269 ft) Evangelische Stadtkirche Pforzheim 1968 Pforzheim  Germany
81.8 m (268 ft) Cunerakerk 1531 Rhenen  Netherlands
81.7 m (268 ft) St. Elizabeth's Church 13th century Marburg  Germany
81.6 m (268 ft) Holy Trinity Monastery [ru] 1854 Alatyr  Russia
81.5 m (267 ft) St. Nicholas Church 13th century Bielefeld  Germany
81.4 m (267 ft) Bonn Minster Bonn  Germany  
81.3 m (267 ft) Erfurt Cathedral Erfurt  Germany  
81.17 m (266 ft) Schüttorf Saint Lorenz 1535 Schüttorf  Germany  
81.0 m (266 ft) St. Nicholas' Church Stendal  Germany  
81.0 m (266 ft) Moulins Cathedral Moulins, Allier  France  
81.0 m (266 ft) St. Laurentius 1893 Schaan  Liechtenstein  
81.0 m (266 ft) Martin Luther Church (Martin-Luther-Kirche) Dresden-Äußere Neustadt  Germany  
81.0 m (266 ft) St. Lorenz 13th century Nuremberg  Germany
81.0 m (266 ft) Salzburg Cathedral 17th century Salzburg  Austria
81.0 m (266 ft) Church of Our Lady before Týn 1510 Prague  Czech Republic
81.0 m (266 ft) Votive Church of Szeged 1930 Szeged  Hungary
81.0 m (266 ft) Zwingli Church (Zwinglikirche) 1908 Berlin-Friedrichshain  Germany
81.0 m (266 ft) Pfarrkirche Höchst [de] Höchst  Austria
81.0 m (266 ft) Ivan the Great Bell Tower 1543 Moscow  Russia
81.0 m (266 ft) Saint Assumption Sarov Monastery 1799 Sarov  Russia
81.0 m (264 ft) H Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche 1888 Berlin  Germany today 59.3 metres tall
80.8 m (265 ft) Our Lady of Bekaa 1965 Zahlé  Lebanon Second tallest church in the Middle East
80.7 m (265 ft) Fort Street Presbyterian Church 1855 Detroit  United States  
80.7 m (265 ft) Memorial Church of Harvard University 1932 Cambridge  United States Tallest church in Massachusetts and second tallest in New England, it was built "In grateful memory of the Harvard men who died in the World War", and was dedicated on Armistice Day, 1932.[12]
80.7 m (265 ft) St. Anthony's Church 1894 Toledo  United States  
80.6 m (264 ft) Saint Lambert Church [nl] 1863 Veghel  Netherlands [13]
80.2 m (263 ft) St. Suitbertus 1927 Düsseldorf  Germany  
80.0 m (262 ft) St. Patroclus' Church Soest  Germany  
80.0 m (262 ft) Saint-Augustin 1871 Paris  France
80.0 m (262 ft) Autun Cathedral 1146 Autun  France
80.0 m (262 ft) Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia 1970 Higüey  Dominican Republic  
80.0 m (262 ft) New Cathedral 1825 Brescia  Italy  
80.0 m (262 ft) Gouwekerk 1904 Gouda  Netherlands [13]
80.0 m (262 ft) St. Michael's Church 1487 Cluj-Napoca  Romania The 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. Matthew's Church 1928 Łódź  Poland
80.0 m (262 ft) Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Family 1926 Częstochowa  Poland
80.0 m (262 ft) St. Mary's Basilica 1406 Kraków  Poland
80.0 m (262 ft) Trinity Cathedral 1835 St. Petersburg  Russia
80.0 m (264 ft) H Melanchthonkirche 1906 Berlin  Germany destroyed in World War II
80.0 m (262 ft) St. Wenceslas Church 1930 Prague  Czech Republic
80.0 m (262 ft) St. Salvator's Cathedral 1871 Bruges  Belgium
80.0 m (262 ft) Sint-Petrus' Stoel van Antiochiëkerk 16th century Sittard  Netherlands
80.0 m (262 ft) Sant'Andrea della Valle 1670 Rome  Italy
80.0 m (262 ft) St. Matthew's Church 1928 Łódź  Poland
80.0 m (262 ft) Church of Holy Cross and St. Bartholomew 1477 Wrocław  Poland
80.0 m (262 ft) Holy Family Archicathedral Basilica 1997 Częstochowa  Poland
80.0 m (262 ft) Annunciation Cathedral 1901 Kharkiv  Ukraine
80.0 m (262 ft) Unser Lieben Frauen 1586 Burg (bei Magdeburg)  Germany
80.0 m (262 ft) Christuskirche 1903 Mainz  Germany
80.0 m (262 ft) Marienkirche Barth  Germany
80.0 m (262 ft) St. Marien 1902 Neuss  Germany
80.0 m (262 ft) Pfarrkirche St. Othmar unter den Weißgerbern 1874 Vienna  Austria
80.0 m (262 ft) Pfarrkirche St. Elisabeth Wien-Weiden 1868 Vienna  Austria
80.0 m (262 ft) Stadtpfarrkirche Steyr Steyr  Austria
80.0 m (262 ft) John the Evangelist Monastery 1901 Poschupovo  Russia
80.0 m (262 ft) Trinity Cathedral 1835 Saint Petersburg  Russia  
80.0 m (262 ft) Christus Resurrection Church Moscow  Russia  
80.0 m (262 ft) Church of Abbaye de la Trinité Vendôme  France  
80.0 m (262 ft) Church of Notre-Dame of Dijon 1251 Dijon  France  
80.0 m (262 ft) Trinity Cathedral 2011 Bryansk  Russia  
80.0 m (262 ft) H Sankt Johannis Herford  Germany demolished from 1906 to 1910, replaced by 71 metres tall tower 
79.9 m (262 ft) Dormition Cathedral [ru] Astrakhan  Russia
79.9 m (262 ft) Stephanus Church (Stephanuskirche) Berlin-Gesundbrunnen  Germany  
79.8 m (262 ft) Sint Petrus' Bandenkerk 1962 Venray  Netherlands
79.8 m (262 ft) St. Nicholas Church 1955 Meijel  Netherlands
79.7 m (261 ft) St. Joseph's Church 1894 Enschede  Netherlands
79.6 m (261 ft) Lausanne Cathedral 1235 Lausanne   Switzerland
79.5 m (261 ft) Fraumünster Zürich   Switzerland
79.5 m (261 ft) John the Baptist Church 1895 Serpukhov  Russia
79.3 m (260 ft) Artländer Dom 1900 Ankum  Germany
79.2 m (262 ft) St. Christopher's Cathedral 1663 Roermond  Netherlands
79.01m (260 ft) Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours 1929 Thrissur  India The 3rd tallest church in Asia
79.01m (260 ft) Gesu Church 1894 Milwaukee  United States Features two towers; the west tower, which features a belfry and a clock, is taller at 260 feet.[14]
79.0 m (259 ft) Church of Saint Sava[15] 1989 Belgrade  Serbia  
79.0 m (259 ft) Anykščiai Church 1908 Anykščiai  Lithuania
79.0 m (259 ft) Michaeliskirche 1412 Lüneburg  Germany
79.0 m (259 ft) Los Angeles California Temple 1956 Los Angeles  United States  
79.0 m (259 ft) Trinity Cathedral 1699 Pskov  Russia  
79.0 m (259 ft) St. Nicholas Church 1755 Prague  Czech Republic  
79.0 m (259 ft) Oude Kerk 1350 Delft  Netherlands  
79.0 m (259 ft) Kerk van Heilig Kruisverheffing 1892 Raalte  Netherlands  
79.0 m (259 ft) Sankt Laurentii 1718 Itzehoe  Germany  
79.0 m (259 ft) St. Mary's Church 1300 Osnabrück  Germany  
79.0 m (259 ft) H Saint Michaelschurch 1892 Zwolle  Netherlands demolished in 1965 
78.8 m (258 ft) Cerignola Cathedral 1934 Cerignola  Italy  
78.5 m (258 ft) Mont-Saint-Michel Abbey Church 1523 Mont-Saint-Michel  France  
78.5 m (258 ft) St. Sophia Cathedral 1870 Vologda  Russia  
78.3 m (257 ft) Gemeentetoren 1771 Etten-Leur  Netherlands  
78.15 m (256 ft) Évreux Cathedral Évreux  France  
78.14 m (256 ft) St Theobald's Church 1841 Thann  France  
78.1 m (256 ft) St. Anthony of Padua Church 1912 New Bedford, Mass.  United States  
78.1 m (256 ft) Heinz Memorial Chapel 1938 Pittsburgh  United States
78.0 m (256 ft) Konstanz Minster 1853 Konstanz  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Church of the Holy Spirit (Heilige-Geist-Kirche) Berlin-Moabit  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Church of the Assumption 1320 Chelmno  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) Saint Mary's Church 1908 Szczecinek  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) Church of The Transfiguration 1902 Drezdenko  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) Saint Augustinus 1909 Wroclaw  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) Johannes-Basilika 1897 Berlin  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) New Nazareth Church (Neue Nazarethkirche) Berlin-Wedding  Germany  
78 m (256 ft) Albi Cathedral 1480 Albi  France
78 m (256 ft) St. Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church 1872 Charleston, South Carolina  United States Tallest building in Charleston, tallest building in South Carolina for 101 years, designed by John Henry Devereux
78 m (256 ft) Săpânța-Peri Monastery church 2003 Săpânța  Romania Tallest wooden church in the world
78 m (256 ft) Church of the Assumption 1888 Bratislava  Slovakia [16]
78.0 m (256 ft) Kreisker chapel Saint-Pol-de-Léon  France  
78.0 m (256 ft) Sens Cathedral 1534 Sens  France  
78.0 m (256 ft) Senlis Cathedral 1191 Senlis  France  
78.0 m (256 ft) Albi Cathedral 1480 Albi  France  
78.0 m (256 ft) St. Martin's Church 16th century Weert  Netherlands  
78.0 m (256 ft) Church of the Transfiguration 1902 Drezdenko  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) Church of St. Roch 1946 Białystok  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) St. Mary's Church 1908 Szczecinek  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) Wallfahrtskirche Schildthurn 1531 Zeilarn  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Liebfrauenkirche 1914 Bottrop  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Sankt Gundula 1901 Rhede  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Sankt Johannes Baptist 1898 Willich  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) St. John the Baptist 1234 Billerbeck  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Sankt-Annen-Kirche Annaberg-Buchholz  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Sankt Martinus Kerpen  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Kirche zum Heiligen Kreuz 1899 Frankfurt an der Oder  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Sankt Andreas Emsbüren  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Liebfrauenkirche Krefeld  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Sankt Dionysius Krefeld  Germany  
78.0 m (256 ft) Stiftskirche Altenburg Altenburg  Austria  
78.0 m (256 ft) Pfarrkirche Schwanenstadt Schwanenstadt  Austria  
78.0 m (256 ft) Church of St. Augustine 1909 Wrocław  Poland  
78.0 m (256 ft) Novospassky Monastery Moscow  Russia
78.0 m (256 ft) Trinity Cathedral 1699 Pskov  Russia  
77.9 m (256 ft) St. Mary's Church 1421 Bielefeld  Germany
77.4 m (254 ft) St. Servatius' Church 1879 Dinther  Netherlands  
77.2 m (253 ft) St. Bonaventure's Church 1892 Woerden  Netherlands  
77.0 m (287 ft) H Auferstehungskirche 1895 Berlin  Germany today 42 metres tall
77.0 m (287 ft) Church of Christ 1894 Cologne  Germany  
77 m (253 ft) Michael's Church 1905 Turku  Finland  
77 m (253 ft) Saint Mary's Church 1929 Inowroclaw  Poland  
77 m (253 ft) Divine Mercy Sanctuary 2002 Kraków  Poland  
77 m (253 ft) Saint Catherine's Church 1909 Grybów  Poland  
77 m (253 ft) Catholic Church of St.Peter and Paul Bacău  Romania
77 m (253 ft) Transfiguration Cathedral 2001 Odessa  Ukraine
77 m (253 ft) Transfiguration Cathedral 1894 Dzerzhinsky  Russia
77 m (253 ft) St. Theodard's Church 1943 Beringen  Belgium
77 m (253 ft) Coutances Cathedral 1274 Coutances  France
77 m (253 ft) Angers Cathedral 1523 Angers  France
77 m (253 ft) Église Saint-Martin de Pau 1871 Pau  France
77 m (253 ft) Siena Cathedral 1263 Siena  Italy
77 m (253 ft) Nieuwstadtskerk c 1440 Zutphen  Netherlands
77 m (253 ft) Church of the Annunciation 1901 Inowrocław  Poland
77 m (253 ft) Church of St. James 1858 Levoča  Slovakia
77 m (253 ft) Sankt Johann Baptist 1409 Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm  Germany
77 m (253 ft) Sankt Jodok 1470 Landshut  Germany
77 m (253 ft) Sankt Pölten Cathedral Sankt Pölten  Austria
77 m (253 ft) Church of St Catherine of Alexandria 1909 Grybów  Poland
77 m (253 ft) Divine Mercy Sanctuary 2002 Kraków  Poland
77 m (253 ft) Sankt Nikolaus und Stephanus 1519 Eggenfelden  Germany
77 m (253 ft) Pfarrkirche Pischelsdorf am Kulm Pischelsdorf am Kulm  Austria
76.8 m (252 ft) Lichfield Cathedral 1340 Lichfield  United Kingdom  
76.6 m (251 ft) Bayeux Cathedral 1866 Bayeux  France
76.5 m (281 ft) St. Simeon Church (St.-Simeon-Kirche) Berlin-Kreuzberg  Germany  
76.4 m (251 ft) St. Peter's Church 1913 Eindhoven  Netherlands
76.2 m (250 ft) Sint-Lambertusbasiliek 1890 Hengelo  Netherlands  
76.2 m (250 ft) Basilica of Saint Mary 1914 Minneapolis  United States The first basilica established in the United States of America
76.2 m (250 ft) Basilica of St. Josaphat 1901 Milwaukee  United States Featuring a large copper dome said to be modeled on that of the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica,[17] it was proclaimed the third minor basilica in the U.S. by Pope Pius XI in 1929.[18]
76.0 m (249 ft) Sainte-Chapelle 1248 Paris  France
76 m (249 ft) Quimper Cathedral 1856 Quimper  France  
76 m (249 ft) Église Saint-Paul 1897 Strasbourg  France  
76 m (249 ft) Saint Catherine's Church Gdańsk  Poland  
76 m (249 ft) Cathedral of St. Nicholas 1430 Fribourg   Switzerland  
76 m (249 ft) St Theobald's Church 1516 Thann  France  
76 m (249 ft) Trier Cathedral 4th century Trier  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Emmaus Church 1893 Berlin  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) St. Walpurga's Church c 1485 Zutphen  Netherlands  
76 m (249 ft) St. Sophia Cathedral Kiev  Ukraine  
76 m (249 ft) St. Catherine's Church 1841 Maaseik  Belgium  
76 m (249 ft) Santiago de Compostela Cathedral 1128 Santiago de Compostela  Spain  
76 m (249 ft) Resurrection Cathedral 1886 Kashin  Russia  
76 m (249 ft) Church of St. Catherine 17th century Gdańsk  Poland  
76 m (249 ft) Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan Stavropol  Russia  
76 m (249 ft) Basiliek van Onze Lieve Vrouwe Tenhemelopneming c 1540 Zwolle  Netherlands  
76 m (249 ft) Sankt Nikolaus 1907 Kappelrodeck  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Herz Mariä Kirche 1967 Diedorf  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Truro Cathedral 1910 Truro  United Kingdom
76 m (249 ft) Bamberg Cathedral 1237 Bamberg  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Brüderkirche 1905 Altenburg  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Sankt-Aegidien-Kirche 1849 Oschatz  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Lutherkirche 1897 Kassel  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Sankt Remigus Borken  Germany  
76 m (249 ft) Rudolfsheimer Pfarrkirche 1898 Vienna  Austria  
76 m (249 ft) Stiftskirche Engelszell 1764 Engelhartszell  Austria  
76 m (249 ft) Resurrection Cathedral 1886 Kashin  Russia
75.9 m (249 ft) Sint-Lambertuskerk 1467 Nederweert  Netherlands  
75.7 m (248 ft) Roskilde Cathedral 1405 Roskilde  Denmark  
75.7 m (248 ft) Der Aa-kerk 1712 Groningen  Netherlands  
75.6 m (248 ft) Church of the immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Szczecin  Poland  
75.6 m (248 ft) Igreja dos Clérigos 1763 Porto  Portugal  
75.6 m (248 ft) Trinity Cathedral 1857 Morshansk  Russia  
75.6 m (248 ft) Grote of Sint-Bavokerk 1520 Haarlem  Netherlands  
75.6 m (248 ft) Basilica of St. Nicholas 1887 IJsselstein  Netherlands  
75.6 m (248 ft) Tobolsk Kremlin 1809 Tobolsk  Russia
75.5 m (248 ft) St. Nikolai 1370 Berlin  Germany
75.5 m (248 ft) St. Nicholas' Church (St.-Nikolai-Kirche) Berlin-Spandau  Germany  
75.5 m (248 ft) Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral 1900 Gliwice  Poland  
75.0 m (287 ft) Church of St. Hippolytus Gelsenkirchen  Germany  
75.0 m (287 ft) St. Stephen's Church Bremen  Germany  
75.0 m (287 ft) Jesuit Church Mannheim  Germany  
75.0 m (287 ft) Church of the Ascension (Himmelfahrtskirche) Dresden-Leuben  Germany  
75.0 m (287 ft) Church of the Holy Spirit (Heilig-Geist-Kirche) Dresden-Blasewitz  Germany  
75.0 m (287 ft) Church of the Blessing (Segenskirche) Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg  Germany  
75.0 m (287 ft) Great St. Martin's Church Cologne  Germany  
75.0 m (246 ft) Saint Michael's Church 1890 Rochester  United States
75 m (246 ft) Lutheran Church of Bistrița 1564 Bistrița  Romania
75.0 m (246 ft) Zuider- of St. Pancrastoren 1524 Enkhuizen  Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Sebaldus Church 13th century Nuremberg  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Nicholas Church 1843 Venyov  Russia
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Nicholas Church 1165 Leipzig  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Martin's Church 1887 Twello  Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft) Rio de Janeiro Cathedral 1979 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Florian's Cathedral 1904 Warsaw  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Boniface's Church 1897 Rijswijk  Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft) Sint-Werenfriduskerk 1899 Zieuwent  Netherlands
75.0 m (246 ft) Sint-Antonius van Paduakerk 1962 Blerick  Netherlands
75 m (246 ft) Temple of Divine Providence 2016 Warsaw  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Siedlce Cathedral 1912 Siedlce  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of the Transfiguration 1914 Garbów  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Nicholas Church 1902 Racibórz  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of St. Mary Magdalene 1892 Chorzów  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of St. Andrew Bobola 1902 Chorzów  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of St. Myrrhbearers 1820 Kaluga  Russia
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of Our Lady 1850 Boom  Belgium
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of Jesus 1772 Cieszyn  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Dormition Cathedral 1698 Astrakhan  Russia
75.0 m (246 ft) Collegiate Church of the Annunciation 1842 Głogów  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Mariä Geburt Rottenbuch  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Sankt Nikolaus 1904 Übersee  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Apostelkirche 1900 Viernheim  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Sankt Martin Euskirchen  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Sankt Ludgerus 1895 Weseke  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Sankt Johannes 1904 Suderwich  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Mariä Himmelfahrt 1722 Schuttern  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Basilika Vierzehnheiligen 1772 Bad Staffelstein  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Heilig-Kreuz-Münster Rottweil  Germany
75.0 m (246 ft) Église Notre-Dame de Niort Niort  France
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of Saint-Pierre Caen  France
75.0 m (246 ft) Stadtpfarrkirche Rohrbach 1700 Rohrbach in Oberösterreich  Austria
75.0 m (246 ft) Pfarrkirche Vöcklamarkt 1722 Vöcklamarkt  Austria
75.0 m (246 ft) Pfarrkirche Radstadt 1879 Radstadt  Austria
75.0 m (246 ft) Saint Andrew Bobola's Church 1903 Bydgoszcz  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Resurrection Church [pl] Drawsko Pomorskie  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Church of the Transfiguration 1911} Garbów  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) St. Florian's Cathedral 1904 Warsaw  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Temple of Divine Providence 2016 Warsaw  Poland
75.0 m (246 ft) Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore 1750 Rome  Italy
75.0 m (246 ft) Rostov-on-Don Cathedral Rostov-on-Don  Russia
75.0 m (246 ft) Basilica del Roble 1964 Monterrey  Mexico
75.0 m H Vamlingbo Church Gotland  Sweden Tower collapsed in 1817
75.0 m H Versöhnungskirche Berlin Berlin  Germany demolished in 1985


Under construction[edit]

Planned height metres (feet) Name Completion City Country Comment
172.5 m (566 ft) Sagrada Família est. 2026 Barcelona  Spain Will become the tallest church in the world when completed.
135 m (443 ft) People's Salvation Cathedral est. 2018 Bucharest  Romania Will become the tallest Orthodox church in the world when completed.

Timeline[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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