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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  • Urakami River song of the hymns in the rain damp's Wharf there's talk and things I want to forget but I want to forget to remind Oh Nagasaki Nagasaki night purple someone saw you cry omoiogarete copies omoiogarete and wait for jealousy. Do you Megane bridge Oh this is Nagasaki Nagasaki night tears mist gently apart you can see, I feel that I can feel the one chest hurts Oh Nagasaki Nagasaki night swings before
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  • From Nagasaki station track train, down by the Hamaguchi-machi. A walk around the Northern District. The street side of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the hypocenter, to urakami. Tried to walk up to the altar, was covered with rope. Tourists refuse was like a.
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  • From the Peace Memorial Park, just 5 minutes walk will bring you. There are views from the peace Park. When you visit was still snow. Note that slope. I visited on a Sunday morning was Church time, so bear in mind. Instead of going in a single shot. Let's go on a plan incorporating peace Park, ground zero. Matsuyama tram was convenient.
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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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