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Old December 1st, 2010, 12:14 AM   #101
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Tower of the Curch of "Universidad Laboral de Gijón, Spain." 130 metres.

The tallest church tower in Spain is the tower of the church of the "Universidad Laboral de Gijón" in Asturias in the norh. Was made in the 50´s and during a lot of time the building was a biggest building of Spain- not now.

The tower has 130 metres with the lightning rod.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 12:27 AM   #102
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Is necesary you´ll change the spanish tallest church

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Here's a ranking of European countries by their tallest church.
Pictures are welcome (only of listed churches, and don't exaggerate)

1. Germany
Munster, Ulm, 161.5 m

2. France
Cathedrale Notre Dame, Rouen, 151 m

3. Poland
Basilica of St Mary, Lichen, 141.5 m

4. Italy
St Peter's, Rome, 136.5 m

5. Austria
Stephansdom, Vienna, 136.4 m

6. Estonia
Olaf's church, Tallinn, 123.7 m

7. Latvia
Petri's church, Riga, 123.2 m

8. United Kingdom
Cathedral, Salisbury, 123.1 m

9. Belgium
Cathedral of Our Lady, Antwerp, 123 m

10. Russia
Peter and Paulus Cathedral, St Petersburg, 122.5 m

11. Sweden
Cathedral, Uppsala, 118.7 m

12. The Netherlands
Cathedral, Utrecht, 112.3 m

13. Spain
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, 112 m (for now)

14. Bosnia and Hercegovina
Clock Tower, Medjugorje, 107 m


TOWER OF THE CHURCH OF "UNIVERSIDAD LABORAL DE GIJÓN" 130 METRES. SORRY IS JUST NEAR MY CITY...
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 04:31 PM   #103
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Church of the Universidad Laboral de Gijón:

Tower: 130m












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Old December 2nd, 2010, 04:40 PM   #104
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Templo expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia: 170 m (in the future)

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Old December 2nd, 2010, 05:00 PM   #105
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Tallest church in Lithuania is " St. apostle lutheran Matt church" in Anykščiai (79 m. two towers).



2# Kaunas "Christ resurrection church" tallest tower point (70 m.)



3# Vilnius "St. Johns belfry" (68 m.)


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Old December 2nd, 2010, 09:32 PM   #106
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Stary Lichen just fails to apply to the rules of classic beauty in architecture.
It's out of proportions, nothing's fitting together, it's just like a nouveau riche temple.
Pretty disgusting indeed and a huge waste of money. As much as I'm a fan of postmodern and today's neoclassical architecture, this one is a big fail.

Poland should better reconstruct some of its gone buildings instead. Just thinking about all the devastated stuff in the eastern part of the country, in Silesia, Pommerania etc...
I think in a few hundred years our opinions will improve of Lichen. I've never been there, Poland has many stunningly beautiful churches, but my friend's mother was there and said it was stunning to see in person. My biggest issue with it is the waste of money - they could have used it to rebuild Saski Palace in Warsaw for example or build a school or university or olympic pool with it....
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Old December 31st, 2010, 01:04 PM   #107
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This is the tallest church in Denmark. It's located in the second largest city Ċrhus. The tower is 93 m. high.

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Old January 4th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #108
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I must say, lot's of high towers, but I prefer the style used in England and in Belgium/ northern France

And the most beautiful of all stays forever, my cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp, filled with the paintings of the best painter that has ever lived: Peter Paul Rubens.














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Old October 5th, 2013, 04:38 AM   #109
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tallest belltower in Italy is the Torrazzo of Cremona Cathedral, near Milan. 115 meters high


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Old October 5th, 2013, 11:47 PM   #110
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Dont forget one of the most impressive church !!!
Highest still-standing structure built entirely in the Middle Ages !!!


Strasbourg Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg, Liebfrauenmünster zu Straßburg) at 142 metres it was the world's tallest building from 1647 to 1874, when it was surpassed by St. Nikolai's Church, Hamburg. Today it is the sixth-tallest church in the world and the highest still-standing structure built entirely in the Middle Ages. Ulm Minster spire (161 m) is from 1890, Rouen Cathedral spire (151 m) is from 1876 and Strasbourg Cathedral spire (151 m) is from 1439.





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Old October 6th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #111
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Here's a ranking of European countries by their tallest church.
Pictures are welcome (only of listed churches, and don't exaggerate)

4. Italy
St Peter's, Rome, 136.5 m
St. Peters is located in the Vatican, which is a sovereign country.
Does anyone know, which really is the highest Italian Church?
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Old October 6th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #112
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St. Peters is located in the Vatican, which is a sovereign country.
Does anyone know, which really is the highest Italian Church?
The tallest church on the italian soil is San Guadenzio in Novara, 121m tall.

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The tallest belltower in Italy is the Torrazzo in Cremona, 115m tall.

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Anyway, I wouldn't be too strict on St Peter's church location. St Peter isn't technically on italian soil but it is the highest point and major landmark of Rome which is the capital of Italy. It is de facto an italian landmark.

St Peter's dome is nicknamed "er cupolone" by the romans, and "under the Cupolone" is the most common way of referring to Rome, more than "under the Colosseum" or "Along River Tevere".
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Old October 6th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #113
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Macedonia. The tallest church so far is St. Kliment Ohridski in Skopje. The height of the church is 26 meters, and the bell tower is 45 meters high.







But soon will be surpassed by the church St. Constantine and Elena that is u/c in the center of Skopje. The church will be 30 meters high, and the bell tower will have 50 meters height.

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Old October 6th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #114
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Église Saint Joseph, Le Havre, Normandy, France

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Old October 7th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #115
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It's a very beautiful structure, one of my favorites!
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Old October 9th, 2013, 03:07 PM   #116
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The Tallest Catholic church in Romania (80 meters with cross) and also it has the tallest belltower in Romania

St. Michael Roman-Catholic Church ,Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg)



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Old October 11th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #117
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Dont forget one of the most impressive church !!!
Highest still-standing structure built entirely in the Middle Ages !!!


Ulm Minster spire (161 m) is from 1890, Rouen Cathedral spire (151 m) is from 1876 and Strasbourg Cathedral spire (151 m) is from 1439.

exactly, I totally agree with you that's why it is so impressive, and this building is full of mysteries like the green light in the equinoxe, the astronomic clock etc...
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Uppsala Cathedral - the tallest church in Sweden, Scandinavia and the Nordic countries

Uppsala Cathedral (Swedish: Uppsala domkyrka) is a Cathedral located centrally in the city of Uppsala, Sweden. It dates back to the late 13th century and at a height of 118.7 m is the tallest church building in Scandinavia. Originally built under Roman Catholicism and used for coronations of the Swedish monarch, since the Protestant Reformation, it has been controlled by the Lutheran Church of Sweden. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala, the primate of Sweden.
In the Middle Ages, when all houses in Uppsala except the churches were one- or two-storey structures made of wood or sometimes bricks, the cathedral must have seemed even more enormous than today. The church was not the regular place of worship of laypeople until the Reformation. It was reserved for official services of the Catholic Church hierarchy (by the cathedral's canons). The parish churches in Uppsala were the Holy Trinity Church, or "Farmers' Church" (Swedish: Bondkyrkan) as it was often called; Saint Peter's church (Swedish: S:t Pers kyrka); Our Lady's Church (Swedish: Vċr Fru); and a Franciscan friary. The last three had been built on the east side of the Fyris River (Swedish: Fyrisċn), which was (and is) the central business district. They were successively torn down during the Reformation.
The Cathedral was also the coronation church for many of Sweden's kings and queens. It was the site of celebrating coronations from the Middle Ages until the end of the 17th century. Thereafter, up until 1872 (when Oscar II was the last Swedish monarch to be ceremonially crowned), Stockholm's Cathedral Storkyrkan was the official coronation church.
The biggest bell in Sweden, called Thornan, hangs in the northern tower of Uppsala Cathedral, having replaced bells destroyed in the Uppsala Fire of 1702. It was taken from Toruń, Poland as war booty in 1703 by Swedish forces of Carl XII during the Great Northern War.

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Old December 30th, 2014, 06:05 PM   #119
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Comparison highest church towers in the Netherlands
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Here's a ranking of European countries by their tallest church.
Pictures are welcome (only of listed churches, and don't exaggerate)

1. Germany
Munster, Ulm, 161.5 m
As far as I know, this will change when the La Sagrada Familia in Barcelone gets finished.

I remember having read that it will be 172 meters tall. It could have been even taller, but Gaudi didn´t want it to be taller than "God´s own creation"; the tallest of the hills surrounding Barcelona.

German cathedrals will keep second and third place, though, the Cologne cathedra taking the spot behind Ulm, I guess. Even Strasbourg Cathedral, now in France, was build while Elsass (Alsace) was purely german speaking.
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