A cathedral is a Christian church that functions as the seat of a bishop. A cathedral is symbolically a ship bearing the people of God through the storms of life. Its impressive size and splendor, the money and talents expended on the building can be seen as honoring God. The taller, the better. However, poor construction have often led to the collapse of what were once the tallest cathedrals.
What are the tallest cathedrals in the world that are still standing? How tall are they, where can we find them and when was the building completed? Find out in our top 10 list tallest cathedrals in the world!
Top 10 tallest cathedrals in the world
- Uppsala Domkyrka, Uppsala, Sweden (1435) – 118.7 m (390 ft)
- Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia (1733) – 123.0 m (404 ft)
- Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, Belgium (1521) – 123.0 m (404 ft)
- Cathedral of Saint Mary, Salisbury, United Kingdom (1315) – 123.1 m (404 ft)
- Cathedral of Maringá, Maringá, Brazil (1972) – 124.0 m (407 ft)
- New Cathedral, Linz, Austria (1924) – 134.8 m (440 ft)
- St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria (1433) – 136.4 m (449 ft)
- Strasbourg Cathedral, Strasbourg, France (1439) – 142.0 m (466 ft)
- Rouen Cathedral, Rouen, France (1876) – 151.0 m (495 ft)
- Cologne Cathedral, Cologne, Germany (1880) – 157.4 m (516 ft)
A great book about cathedrals? Check: Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction