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Amazing Basilica

The Basilica was a highlight of my trip to Cote d'Ivoire. I visited on a day trip from Abidjan... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
BNA-Wanderlust
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Nashville, Tennessee
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The basilica is great... Amazing a real treat to see. I travelled on my own to Cote D'Ivoire so I... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to the Basilica was depressing. This building is completely out of place, was clearly hugely expensive to build and is hugely expensive to maintain. The money could have been used to build roads and clear up trash from the streets. The building is...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The Basilica was a highlight of my trip to Cote d'Ivoire. I visited on a day trip from Abidjan, which is just a couple hours away by good highway. The basilica entrance is modeled after St. Peter Square. Only the basilica in Yamoussoukro is in...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

The basilica is great... Amazing a real treat to see. I travelled on my own to Cote D'Ivoire so I decided to hire a car... It was expensive, about £100 for the day but a very easy way to do it. I stayed at La...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The architecture of this Basilica is incredible and in the middle of no where. So many details were considered in building it, which is especially impressive considering its size. We went there on a day trip from Abidjan, which was easily done as there is...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Did you know that, according to the Guinness Book of Records, this Basilica of Our is the largest church in the world, surpassing St Peter's Basilica, with an exterior area of about 30,000 m²? Anyone passing by Yamoussoukro must have this great experience of visiting...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

It’s good to see the biggest church but their is not much crowd on weekdays and not much vegetarian foods available except Pizza.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a serious mega construction considering that you are completely in the middle of no where in Côte d'Ivoire, Africa... Its just insane! Totally worth the visit.

Thank P_Caron
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Anyone visiting Yamoussoukro must visit the Basilica -- a great experience. Amazing architecture, an engineering marvel.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Basilica is the main, if not the only reason to come to Yamoussoukro. It doesn't mean the rest of the town has no charms, but of all the tourist traps in entire Côte d'Ivoire, this one certainly and deservedly takes number one spot.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

It is a huge and very attractive building. The whole place is one of the busiest tourist spot in Ivory Coast. But , its a non denying fact that there are very less tourists at IC. The place is very picturesque. A must view in...More

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