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Saint Paul's Cathedral

Saint Paul\'s Cathedral in Abidjan © Assemian
Saint Paul\'s Cathedral in Abidjan © Assemian

Designed by Italian architect Aldo Spirito, and covering a massive 14,625 square feet (4,500m square), this cathedral is Africa's second-largest church building and can seat more than 3,500 people. Pope John Paul II inaugurated the cathedral in August 1985. The tower itself is said to be a figure of St Paul, while the buildings behind the tower represent his robes. The interior of the cathedral includes a number of beautiful stained-glass tableaux. The building also offers spectacular views of the city.