Nha Trang Cathedral

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Nguyem Trai, Nha Trang, Vietnam

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gingerbatik gingerba…
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Nha Trang cathedral Jul 04, 2013
Nha Trang Cathedral is the largest church in the city of Nha Trang, built by the French in the year 1933 and entirely performed in commented, is located on a small hill of just about 10 meters in height, enough to maximize the impressive construction dating back to the year 1933.

This neo-Gothic-style Cathedral was inaugurated on 14 May of the year 1993 by father Louis Valley. The Nha Trang Cathedral occupies an area of 760 m2 with capacity for 600 people, the Cathedral gardens and the outdoor range 2500 m2.

The Cathedral is entirely made of cement reinforced and equipped with a colorful stained-glass Windows.

Inside the church floors were paved using rocks, but the most striking are the neon lights adorning the cathedral.

The exterior of the Cathedral of Nha Trang are decorated with numerous statues of saints.
the building
small shrine outside the cathedral…
inside the cathedral
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Cho says:
I also noticed a lot of old buildings built by the French in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. As you know, these 3 countries are former French colonies.
Posted on: Sep 16, 2013
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rotorhead85 rotorhea…
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Nha Trang Cathedral Nov 21, 2010
Construction of the Nha Trang Cathedral began in 1928 by a French Catholic priest named Louis Vallet (1846-1945) and was completed in 1934. Perched gracefully on a hilltop not far from the train station, the Gothic style church of stone and gray cement block remains a prominent city landmark. Its tall spire houses three large bells which were provided by Bourdons Carillons in 1934. Those and its giant clocks are still operational. Inside, colorful stain glass windows tower behind the altar.

A cobblestone road winds up the hill which overlooks surrounding residential areas and the city. A wall along it contains thousands of plaques identifying the remains of those entombed within after a nearby Catholic cemetery had been disinterred for a new railway building in 1988.

Nha Trang has a large Catholic population. When I stopped by to take a few photos, the massive church was filled to capacity and several dozen more worshippers lined outside each entrance. Mass, read in Vietnamese, is held several times daily and visitors are welcome, free of charge.
Cathedral of Nha Trang
Cobblestone road up the hill
The tower
Statue looking over town
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muctieuvietnam says:

You mentioned that Mass is in Vietnamese, but considering that this is a tourist city, do they, or do you know of any place that offers Mass "bilingual" (English/Vietnamese)? Does the Cathedral in Sài Gòn offer English/Vietnamese?
Posted on: Nov 21, 2010

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