Unlike other continents, Africa probably has the least buildings that have Doric columns. Some of those buildings are ancient structures that barely show a memory of the incredible architecture that once was the glory of one’s land. Today, those structures still hold their historical value.
Here are some buildings using Doric columns in Africa:
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace
The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace is a Catholic church in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast. The construction of the cathedral began in 1985 and completed in 1989. It is a dedication to Our Lady of Peace and is one of the most known churches in the nation. The design of the basilica features a renaissance revival and baroque revival style surrounded by Doric columns.
Guinness World Records gives the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, the title, largest church in the world.
Mausoleum of Medracen
The Mausoleum of Medracen is an ancient temple in Algeria. The appearance of the temple is not like the usual buildings that we have today. It features a massive dome surrounded by different types of columns. This magnificent structure features Doric columns in some parts of the temple.
Palace in Apollonia
This structure is one of the historical buildings in Africa that uses Doric columns. The Palace has one hundred rooms and was the house of a Roman military commander. The appearance of the Palace today only shows some of its features. It is apparent that this structure already lost most of its form, which was destroyed by the Crete earthquake and tsunami in 365 AD.