Da Nang Cathedral is also known as Rooster Church for having a rooster weathercock on its bell tower, or Pink Church because of its color. Built in 1923 by French priest Louis Vallet, this 70 m tall Gothic-style architectural structure has rhombic-shaped arches glass windows covered with paintings of saints, and is decorated in engraved motifs and statues illustrating events from the Holy Bible. Behind the Cathedral, there is a replica of the Lourdes Grotto in France showing the Blessed Virgin Mary.
As the only church in Da Nang, it gets crowded every Sunday at 9 am during a mass that is held in English, with other services in other languages throughout the week. If you don’t feel like participating in any religious event, you can still go up to its high tower to admire a great view of the city, the Han River, and the mountains.