A must do for any Catholics visiting, and even non believers. Beautifully built Cathedral, and a ton of statues of all the great apostles, saints and martyrs of the Catholic Church surround the Cathedral, in addition to a magnificent statue of the Virgin Mary. We even got to witness the the locals praying their rosary at 4.30, and they sang it ! Very musical and beautiful indeed. Catholicism is alive and well in Vietnam !
Built between 1928 and 1933 in French Gothic style, complete with stained-glass windows, Nha Trang Cathedral stands on a small hill overlooking the train station.It’s a surprisingly elegant building given that it was constructed of simple cement blocks. Some particularly colourful Vietnamese touches include the red neon outlining the crucifix, the pink back-lighting on the tabernacle and the blue neon arch and white neon halo over the statue of St Mary. In 1988 a Catholic cemetery not far from the church was disinterred to make room for a new railway building. The remains were brought to the cathedral and reburied in the cavities behind the wall of plaques that line the ramp up the hill.