Da Nang Cathedral


Da Nang Cathedral (The Pink Church Da Nang) is the only church built during the French colonial period and also one of the few French architectural constructions remaining in Da Nang. The Cathedral in Da Nang is one of the religious buildings with outstanding architecture right in the heart of the city.

Da Nang Cathedral

Da Nang Cathedral history

The cathedral was started construction in February 1923 and only a short time later completed the facade (September 1923). The church was inaugurated and put into use on March 10, 1924 with the purpose of serving the French catholics who lived in Da Nang at that time.

Da Nang Cathedral

The church was built on a vacant lot on Rue du Musée (now Tran Phu street) designed and supervised by priest Louis Vallet. In March 1924, the church was dedicated and inaugurated. At this time, the church was called “Tourane church”. On September 14, 1924, Bishop Grangeon – bishop of Quy Nhon and Bishop Allys – bishop of Hue blessed the church. The title is “Sacred Heart of Jesus”.

On January 18, 1963, the church diocese was established. Bishop Peter Maria – Bishop of Quy Nhon was appointed as the first bishop of Da Nang diocese. In May of the same year, he officially received the diocese and Da Nang church was honored as the Cathedral of Da Nang diocese.

The architecture of Da Nang Cathedral

The highest place of the church is the main bell tower with a height of 70m, surrounded by 10 small towers. Above the roof of the church, in the position of the lightning rod, there is a gray chicken icon made of alloy.

Da Nang Cathedral

According to the priest’s explanation, the meaning of the chicken on the roof of the church is not a symbol of France but a symbol of repentance and awakening.According to the local people, the chicken determines the wind direction, people often look at the direction of rotation to guess when it will rain and when it will be dry.

Da Nang Cathedral

Da Nang Cathedral was built in classical Gothic architecture with oval-shaped door rings. The glass windows depict typical events in the Bible as well as reflect the interference of Vietnamese – French culture in particular and Western culture in general. The interior of the church is decorated simply but dignified, the columns are carved with delicate patterns. In addition, behind the church is the grotto of Our Lady built according to the model of a Louder cave in France, bringing sacred and peaceful features.

Da Nang Cathedral

Interesting experiences at Da Nang Cathedral

So what is so special about the Cathedral that attracts so many tourists to visit and check in?

Check-in virtual living right at the Pink church

The Cathedral is loved for its distinct beauty, outstanding with its beautiful pastel pink color. Any corner, whether in the front, back or side of the church, you can also find extremely “cool” backgrounds to pose freely.

Da Nang Cathedral

Admire the timeless beauty of Da Nang Chicken church

The Cathedral was built in 1923. Up to now, this place has been around for nearly 100 years. However, the church still retains its enduring beauty over time, featuring unique European architecture with the chicken symbol on the lightning rod and gentle pink color. Therefore, it is not too difficult to understand that Con Ga church is still a familiar destination in the journey to discover Da Nang city.

Da Nang Cathedral

Join the solemn ceremony held on holidays and weekends

If you go to the church on the weekend, you can attend the solemn ceremony, learn about the Catholic rituals of the Christians. Especially, on Christmas day, Da Nang Cathedral will be splendidly decorated, have attractive art programs and attract a lot of locals and tourists to participate.

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Da Nang Cathedral opening hours and mass times

So the opening hours of Da Nang Cathedral (Pink Church Da Nang) is from 6 am to 19 pm every day. There is no entrance fee so It is free to visit. Nowadays, the Pink Church Da Nang functions as a lively place of worshipping for 4,000 Catholic believers in Da Nang city. There’s no seat available if you are late for the mass time. Da Nang Cathedral Mass time is at 5:00 am and 5:00 pm from Monday to Saturday. On Sunday at 5:00 am, 6:30 am, and 4:30 pm.

Da Nang Cathedral

Reviews Da Nang Cathedral on Tripadvisor

Part of our Da Nang trip was to visit this beautiful monument. It was wonderfully but although it was crowded. But both my wife and I feel blessed with the Holy Water they provided. Hope to visit their mass one day!

Mike W (Hong Kong, China)

Short visit en route to Han Market.
Pink hue makes it stand out from the rest of the buildings.
Serene and calm vibes
Mandatory to visit

Liwei82 (Singapore)

Beautiful building, outdoor mass on sundays…. busy place. Pink coloured and really nice to see artistic architecture… worth attending a service.

ozbrummie (Cebu Island, Philippines)

Tips go to Pink church in Da Nang

Da Nang Cathedral

Visiting the Cathedral, you need to note:

  • The church is open to the public free of charge. If you receive an invitation to buy tickets online, or people who invite you to buy tickets at the main gate, the back gate of the church, you should be careful to avoid being scammed.
  • Should choose polite clothes, should not wear short, revealing clothes when going to church.
  • Do not talk loudly, film, listen to music, take pictures, etc., causing disorder during the ceremony.

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 seaside city.