Da Nang Cathedral is located on 156 Tran Phu Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City. It was built in 1923 by the priest Louis Vallet for Danang’s French colonial population. The church officially opened on 10 March 1924 with the purpose of serving the French Catholics who lived in Da Nang at that time. Now, the church has retained almost intact ancient features and its unique architecture so far. If you would like to explore these impressive architecture, discovering Da Nang Cathedral is one of things that you should do in Da Nang in the journey of exploring the beautiful coastal city.
(Da Nang Cathedral)
Da Nang Cathedral has many different names such as: Pink Church, Church Tourane (French colonial), but the locals often call the church as Rooster Church because of the gray rooster on top of the church which is made of hollow light alloy and coated with a layer of special chemicals. The rooster on top of the church is not the symbol of France but the symbol associated with St. Peter’s stories written in the Gospel reminding the penitence and awakening, as the priest explained. Since 1963, the church has been officially called Da Nang Cathedral, one of the most important religious centers of Da Nang city.
With a height of 70 meters and it’s Gothic-style design is an amazing and marvelous architectural structure incorporating several medieval stained glass windows of various saints, Da Nang Cathedral has been awarded a medal by the Vatican Holy See.
The Pink Church was designed with towering contours and rhombic-shaped entrance arches. Inside the church, there are the large number of pictures and statues of Jesus illustrated in the Bible, which is decorated under the form of Catholic Church art in the West. There’s also a grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the behind of the Cathedral, which is a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France.
The atmosphere at this church is extremely peaceful and sacred. Especially, when you visit the church at weekends, tourists will be witnessed and participate in the activities and the solemn rites of Catholicism. It will be one of unforgettable memories for tourists.
As the special religious architectural works of Da Nang city, it serves the local Catholic Community of over 4000 parishioners to this everyday. Services are held in different languages daily, with English-spoken sermons on Sundays at 9:00 am. If you’re looking to visit the Pink church for Mass, please note that you should come there early due to limited seats. Da Nang Cathedral’s entrance is free of charge.
The cathedral is located on Tran Phu Street, about a 15-minute walk from the iconic Dragon Bridge. Da Nang Cathedral is great place for escaping the bustling city centre as its high tower offers a stunning view of the city, Han River.
If tourists don’t have a chance to visit this church, you can find the numerous spectacular images of Da Nang Cathedral on the popular tourist sites. Nowadays, the unique architectural features of Pink Church Da Nang has been deliberately preserved and become a red flame gently heating the pilgrim soul in the journey to the Da Nang city full of windy.
Da Nang Cathedral is an appealing attraction for tourists to contemplate, especially with foreign tourist. Coming to this church, you will not only have a chance to explore the unique architecture of the Cathedral, but also immerse in the solemn and sacred atmosphere, far differing from the hustle and bustle of the urban life.
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