Urakami Cathedral, Nagasaki

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After freedom of religion was introduced in 1871, the once-persecuted "Hidden Christians" of the area set about building the Neo-Romanesque structure of Urakami Cathedral, which was completed in 1925. The church's twin spires stood 64 m (209.9 ft) high and at the time it was considered the tallest cathedral in east Asia, until it was vaporized by the atomic bomb that was dropped only 500 m away in 1945. Rebuilt in 1959, the site still holds visible reminders of that senseless atrocity. You can see the original landing spot of the huge 50-ton belfry, partially buried in the ground, along with surviving statues of revered people who were exposed to the atomic blast. Look out for the impressive stained glass windows, which are attractively lit at night. Put Urakami Cathedral at the forefront of your travel plans using our Nagasaki trip itinerary builder website .
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  • When you go to ground zero and see the statues, one of the things you'll see is the picture I attached here. This is all that remains of the old church. To me its moving to see this then visit the new...  more »
  • And if you visit the peace Park and visit here would be good. Maria of the atomic bomb, is exactly what ruins of the atomic bomb. However there is prohibited. See also atomic bomb material room located towards the Church laity Hall on the second floor right hand would be good. But was hesitant too but when I went into the...
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  • This church is a short walk from the Peace Park. There is a part of the original church next to the Hypocentre of Atomic Bombing Memorial - most of it was destroyed. So this church is the replacement ...  more »
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  • Cool history. Isn't rebuild very accurately. Worth checking out if you're nearby though - biggest church in Asia apparently?
  • good church and it has a beautiful stained glass placed. because it is very near to the peace park and the atomic bomb museum, many tourist come to this church.
  • After another short walk after the Peace Memorial Park and downhill, we looked at this magnificent church. It has a commanding view of the atom bomb site. This another must place to visit.
  • Church not far away from the statue of peace. If you have time, I recommend to visit this beautiful church.
  • It's near nagasaki peace park. You can walk around, because the church is close.
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