Da Nang Cathedral

Da Nang Cathedral is the cathedral of Da Nang Diocese in central Vietnam. This is also known as the Pink church Da Nang, the only church built in Da Nang city in the French colonial period, in 1923 by the priest Louis Vallet for Da Nang’s French colonial population. The church officially opened its doors on 10 March 1924 with the purpose of serving the French Catholics who lived in Da Nang at that time. Now, Da Nang cathedral still functions as a lively place of worship for the Catholic locals in Da Nang.

This imposing, candy-pink cathedral Da Nang is known locally by the name "Rooster" (Con Ga) Church. The name comes from the imposing bell tower that’s topped with a rooster weathercock. It’s explained that the rooster on the roof of the church is not, in fact, the symbol of France, but is a symbol associated with St Peter’s story in the Gospel about repentance and awakening.

The cathedral measures about 70 meters in height and its Gothic-style design is an amazing and marvelous architectural structure incorporating several medieval stained glass windows of various saints. The Cathedral has been awarded a medal by the Vatican Holy See.

Behind the church is a grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France.

At present, the cathedral serves 4,000 parishioners and offers services in different languages with sermons in English every Sunday at 9 am. Late-comers for services often find all the seats are taken.

The Da Nang Cathedral is a wonderful religious site, well worth a visit whilst you are discovering the beauty of the land and people of our seaside city.

Da Nang Cathedral Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 05:00 - 17:30, Sunday 05:00 - 17:00

Address: 156 Tran Phu Street, Da Nang

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