Located at 156 Tran Phu Street, Da Nang Cathedral was constructed by Louis Vallet, a priest who sketched the overall building on the land around the Rue du Musée (the present Tran Phu Street).
The cathedral measures about 70 meters in height, and it’s 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.
Da Nang Cathedral has many names: Tourane Cathedral (in the French colonial period), but local people often call it the Con Gà (rooster) Cathedral because of the weathercock made of light alloy on top of the steeple. According to an explanation from the priest, the rooster on top of the cathedral is not the emblem of France. In fact it is a symbol associated with St Peter's story, written in the Gospels, reminding believers of repentance and awakening.
Behind the church is a grotto of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France.
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.