Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hanoi Cathedral - The ancient beauty of the city

For Catholics of the capital, almost everyone knows the place of Hanoi cathedral. It is not just for Catholics who come here to celebrate the feast that has become a tourist destination. Always in the top of the list of ancient works, beauties with ancient features, beautiful, as well as unique features have become the symbol of Hanoi to make everyone anxious.

Find the history of cathedral in Hanoi
Built from a very early age, the cathedral and the capital have experienced many ups and downs of the history of the country in a position with a strong power that has stood until now. In ancient times, on the site of the church, formerly known as Bao Thien pagoda, Ly Dynasty existed.

Until the end of the 18th century, Bao Thien Pagoda was destroyed, a small market was formed. It was not until 1884-1888 that the first bricks were built by the Catholic Church, originally named St Joseph's. The church was inaugurated on the occasion of Christmas in the year 1887 in Dinh Hoi. Up to now, Hanoi Cathedral is located at 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Architectural style unique in Hanoi Cathedral Travelers come from the Hoan Kiem lake in the direction of Nha Chung Street, you easily find the famous landmarks with the unique architecture of the capital. The monument of the German mausoleum is prominent among the large square of the church, making visitors impressed at first.
The cathedral has a strong appeal for first time visitors to Hanoi. Designed in the style of European medieval Gothic architecture, with curved arches imitated by the Notre Dame Cathedral, facing the sky.
Materials for church construction are mainly made of terracotta tiles, masonry wall. The church has a height of 64.5m, width 20.5m, with two bell towers 31.5m high double that is the large stone pillars four corner.
The exterior has an ancient look, nostalgic, with old lime, moss style over time. But hidden deep inside the building is the magnificent architecture, magnificent when visitors are honored to set foot inside the church.
The church is divided into three chambers: the reception hall - where choirs and musicians, the ceremonial area and the sanctuary celebrate the ceremony. Inside the church, there are three tombs of Cardinal Trinh Nhu Khue, Cardinal Pham Dinh Tung and Hong Chinh Trinh Van Can. At the same time present in the space is the statue of Mary, stretched out embracing the children of children, bringing a warm feeling, incredible.
On weekdays, the church has two Masses on Saturday and seven Masses on Sunday. Every year, on March 19, it will host the procession of the patron saint of the Archdiocese of Hanoi. People around the church often hear the sound of music during the ceremony with the prayers. At the same time, congregational hearings are held here. The atmosphere is more crowded as the moment of Christmas and Easter is celebrated.
What to eat and play at Hanoi Cathedral? The cathedral attracts many souls every day to visit, explore and check-in. On the occasion of Christmas, the building is shimmering by the colorful lights to bring warm atmosphere along with the influx of people rushed here.
The area around the church, to mention the "specialty" is "lemon tea cut the wind". Although the space is just plastic chairs, but the younger you gathered here crowded. Jasmine jasmine tea, added some slices of lemon and lemon, became a familiar drink and enjoyment of the people of the capital. Take a sip of tea, eat a piece of nem chua or, or simply sit gaily with friends on the disk of sunflower seeds, zoom vision toward the church, enough enough to feel relaxed, relaxed life.
When you set foot in the land of thousand years of civilization, visitors do not miss the opportunity to admire, explore the architecture of Hanoi Cathedral. Despite the many ups and downs of history, the erosion of time but the church is still standing, bringing the beauty of Hanoi as people from today.

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