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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral


Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
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Copyright: Giap Thai (cafe) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 25] (1237)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon 10-22
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-29 1:44
Viewed: 1202
Points: 0
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Constructed between 1863 and 1880 by the French, the building reaches a height of up to 60m. Bishop Lefevre put the first stone for construction of the church on 28 March 1863. Initially, it was called Saigon Church. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral was given after Bishop Pham Van Thien held a ceremony to install the statue of Peaceful Notre Dame, made with granite from Rome, in 1959. In 1962, Vatican anointed it as Saigon Chief Cathedral conferred it basilique. Since this time, this cathedral is called Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. The cathedralís address is No. 1 Cong truong Cong xa Paris St., right at the intersection of Pham Ngoc Thach St, Le Duan St and Cong xa Paris St. (source internet)

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