Legend of the name:
The highest cross of the church is attached a statue of a rooster made of a light and empty alloy and covered with a layer of special chemicals. This creates impressive highlights for the church. Also, the name “Rooster Church” has been called since that time. The 0, 66 – meter- long and 0.58 – meter -tall statue is placed on a ball bearing rotating shaft that can move in the direction of wind. In addition, the statue is regarded as a lightning rod protecting the church’s project from the harmful effects of nature over years.
The Dalat Cathedral began to be built in the year 1931 and it has been built for 11 years with 3 stages and was inaugurated on January 25th, 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.
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.