Cua Bac Catholic Church
56 Phan Dinh Phung street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, VietnamPrices
Cua Bac Cathedral (Originally named as Church of Martyrs) one of the most beautiful churches in Hanoi, is located in Ba Dinh District. The church was built in 1932 by the French priest cum architect, combining the Asian – European style. It does not follow the rules of symmetry, with a high bell tower on the right and in balance with the central dome.
The Cua Bac Cathedral is not only a religious address but also an architectural work with many unique features.
In November, 2006, the Cua Bac Catholic Church became the venue of joint worship service of the Vietnamese Catholics and Protestants with participation of the United States President George W. Bush, who was on an official visit to Vietnam.
Architecturally, the church consists of a large rectangular space with two rows of columns extending parallel to the two sides, is divided into a relatively small space and a reception space for the solemn celebration of the saint ceremony, known as the sanctuary .
Between the two areas have a large space beneath the dome, there is a big space available to put the altar worshipping God and the saints. Interior space is built and decorated entirely based on the design of a typical European church.
French architect Ernest Hébrard, has created some space asymmetric architecture with a bell tower soaring main lobby side. This gives Cua Bac church special characteristics in comparison with the majority of Christain structures in Hanoi.
Roof systems are pulled through from steeple to a dome over the main and auxiliary space that shows a familiar landscape had been caught somewhere in the house, a traditional temple in the village Vietnam.
Systems of windows, doors and ventilation light taken are handled shade and rain protection roof overhead by Israel, except the decorative door and took big glass-covered light photoresist. The system fully utilized as well as landscape trees more close, friendly nature.
The combination of traditional architectural elements with Eastern decorative forms of traditional Catholic churches along with the harmony of the surrounding natural land has made a nice impression of a Catholic works. Therefore, Cua Bac church has always been regarded as typical for the architectural style combined Europe and Vietnam.
Cua Bac has been standing tall and firmly in the trace of time thanks to the smart design and meticulous constructing effort of the church’s original administration. This holy place will continue to be one of the most essential sites of the history of the Capital city.
At the corner of Nguyen Bieu St. and Phan Dinh Phung St. close to Truc Bach Lake and Western Lake.