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Cathedral - it is always one of the main temples of the city, or temple, dedicated to some special event, so unlike conventional churches cathedrals were built with a special majesty. Cease to be a cathedral church can not - this status is given to him once and for all. In principle, the very large size for the cathedral and not mandatory, but it is calculated from the start of long service, so you just have to do more.

Ulm Cathedral (Germany), height of 161.5 m.

This Lutheran church is the highest cathedral in the world. Height of the cathedral spire is with 161.5 meters and 768 steps to climb to an altitude allow 143 m. Bookmark Cathedral held in 1377, the very construction began almost 20 years later - in 1392. By 1405 construction was completed only a basic part of the cathedral, with breaks being completed, he continued for several centuries, and all construction ended only in 1890. Thus, a total construction Ulm Cathedral took almost half a millennium.
 Notre-Dame de la Paix (Ivory Coast), height, together with a cross on the main dome 158 m

This basilica is the largest of the Christian churches in the world. Here, at the same time to attend worship devour more than 18,000 people. True, Roman ST. Peter in a smaller area can accommodate three times as many believers.

Cologne Cathedral (Germany), height of 157.4 m.

Construction of this beautiful gothic cathedral began in 1248 and ended only in 1880. During this 632-year-old building even has developed a legend that says that Cologne did not threaten until the construction of the cathedral will continue. This cathedral is the third largest in the world in height among the Christian churches, but it is the highest of all the churches who have two identical towers. 533 level can rise to a height of 150 m.
 Rouen Cathedral (France), height 151 m.

This fourth height cathedral has the tallest tower in the world of cast iron. One of the founders of Impressionism, French artist Claude Monet created 50 paintings depicting the cathedral in different lighting conditions and at different times of the year.

 Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Germany), height of 147.3 m.

The cathedral was badly damaged by bombing during the Second World War, and still not recovered to this day. From 1874 to 1876, this cathedral was considered the tallest building in the world.

 Strasbourg Cathedral (France), height of 142 m.

From 1625 to 1874, this cathedral was considered the tallest building in the world. The cathedral is built of sandstone and is one of the largest buildings in the world made ​​of this material.

 Basilica of the Virgin Mary Lihenskoy (Poland), height of 141.5 m.

This is the largest basilica Poland Polish architect designed Beletska Barbara. The temple was constructed between 1994 and 2004, the donations of the faithful.

 St. Stephen's Cathedral (Austria), height of 136.4 m.

This majestic Gothic cathedral is one of the main attractions of Vienna.

 New Cathedral (Austria), height of 134.8 m.

This cathedral is the biggest, but not the tallest cathedral in Austria, second in height only 2 meters St. Stephen's Cathedral. The Cathedral was built in 1924.

 St. Peter's Basilica (Vatican), height of 136.4 m.

It is the largest church and the Vatican is one of the largest cathedrals in the area in the world. The world's largest Christian church - Notre-Dame de la Paix in Côte d'Ivoire - modeled on the cathedral. It exceeds it in size and height, but the Cathedral of St. Peter's was designed so that it can accommodate three times as many parishioners.

And finally, the St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague - Prague. It is not as high as a cathedral - the height of 96.5 m, but it is the longest cathedral in the world. Its length is the main nave is 124 m.

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