Cathedral of Da Lat. Christian cathedral in honor of San Nicolas built by the French in 1942 and called the Church 's Chicken bell shape. The tower is 47 meters high

Da Lat Cathedral

In Da Lat city we can find the Christian Cathedral in honor to Saint Nicholas (Nhà thờ chinh toa), built by the French colonists during the first half of the 20th century. With a height of 47 meters, this French building is visible from almost any point in the city of Da Lat. As a curiosity we will say that the Vietnamese call this Cathedral Cathedral of the chicken, by the way in which the building campaign.



Data Dalat Cathedral


The Dalat Cathedral began to be built in the year 1931 and was completed in 1942. As most of the buildings of the Vietnam of Indochina, the stained glass windows were brought directly from France, 70 stained glass to be exact.
The building measures 65 meters long, 47 meters high and 14 meters wide, which makes this Cathedral the largest church in Dalat.

Old Photo of the Cathedral of Da Lat
Old Photo of the Cathedral of Da Lat
Da Lat Cathedral
Da Lat Cathedral



The main entrance of the Church is oriented towards the Lang Biang mountain and walls of the Cathedral, made of masonry, have a thickness of 40 centimeters.
Every year at Christmas, thousands of worshipers congregate inside and around the cathedral to celebrate.

At the gates of the cathedral is placed a statue of the Virgin Mary (as in the Hanoi Cathedral and in the Cathedral of Saigon), Although in the case of the Cathedral of Da Lat, the statue is outside the gates of the enclosure.

Statue of Maria Da Lat Cathedral front
Statue of Maria Da Lat Cathedral front

Location of the Cathedral of Da Lat


Dalat Cathedral is located on Tran Phu Street, near the Xuan Huong lake Luxury Hotel and Novotel.


Photos of Cathedral of Da Lat


With a height of almost 50 meters, the bell tower of the Cathedral of Da Lat is visible from most of the city, in this case we have together two pieces of France: the little Eiffel Tower and the Cathedral.

Cathedral Eiffel Da Lat Dalat with small
Da Lat Cathedral with little Eiffel Tower in Dalat

View of the Cathedral of Da Lat
View of the Cathedral of Da Lat

Cathedral of Da Lat in Vietnam
Cathedral of Da Lat in Vietnam

Dalat Cathedral
Dalat Cathedral

Gate of the Cathedral of Dalat
Gate of the Cathedral of Dalat

Cathedral Bell of Da Lat
Bell tower of the Cathedral of Da Lat

Bell Dalat Cathedral
Main tower of the Cathedral of Dalat

Main facade Cathedral of Da Lat
Main facade Cathedral of Da Lat

Church of Da Lat
Church of Da Lat

Dalat Cathedral
Dalat Cathedral

Church of Da Lat
Church of Da Lat

Entrance to the cathedral of Dalat
Entrance to the cathedral of Dalat

Main facade Cathedral of Da Lat
Main facade Cathedral of Da Lat

Interior of the Cathedral of Da Lat
Interior of the Cathedral of Da Lat

Interior of the Cathedral of Dalat
Interior of the Cathedral of Dalat

Da Lat Cathedral at night
Da Lat Cathedral at night

Da Lat, in addition to the Cathedral offers

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  • Sapa The city of the mountains, the hiking paradise and home to the ethnic groups of Vietnam
  • Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon Another beautiful French cathedral located in Ho Chi Minh City
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