St. Nicholas Cathedral, Da Lat

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St. Nicholas Cathedral
Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas
Nhà Thờ Chình Toà Thánh Nicola Bari
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Location Da Lat
Country  Vietnam
Denomination Roman Catholic Church

The St. Nicholas Cathedral [1] (Vietnamese: Nhà thờ chính tòa Đà Lạt, French: Cathédrale Saint-Nicolas) also called St Nicholas of Bari Cathedral (Nhà Thờ Chình Toà Thánh Nicola Bari) is a Roman Catholic cathedral, seat of the diocese of Da Lat, suffragan of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh (alternatively still called Saigon). It is located in Da Lat,[2] capital of Lam Dong province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.[3] There are five masses every Sunday. The building was built as a Catholic parish by the French in 1931-1932 in an eclectic style Romanesque, but the interior was not completed until 1942.[4] It replaces an old church built in 1917 with modifications in the chancel.

The town in the mountains at 1,500 meters above sea level was then where the colonial elite and the Vietnamese came to rest and escape the heat. It is also a place where tuberculosis patients came for treatment in sanatoriums. The Pasteur Institute was opened in 1935. There was a European cemetery around the church, which is no longer in use.

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  1. ^ St Nicholas of Bari Cathedral
  2. ^ Guides, Rough (2015-04-14). The Rough Guide to Vietnam. Penguin. ISBN 9780241214091.
  3. ^ DK (2015-01-16). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam and Angkor Wat. Penguin. ISBN 9781465437013.
  4. ^ Atiyah, Jeremy (2002-01-01). Southeast Asia. Rough Guides. ISBN 9781858288932.
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