Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver

Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver (must see)

The Holy Rosary Cathedral is a French Gothic style Catholic cathedral that has graced Vancouver since the turn of the century. Designed by T.E. Julien, the sandstone and granite building is in the shape of a cross and features some very beautiful stained glass work and hang-rung cathedral bells. It is considered one of Vancouver's Heritage Buildings.

The Cathedral's stained glass windows feature scenes from the lives of saints and Jesus. These include the Holy Family Window, which displays Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and Mary's parents, St. Joachim and St. Anne; the Baptism of the Lord Window, a 1940s design by Guido Nincheri; and the Jesus with Children window, also by Guido Nincheri.

The bells of Holy Rosary Cathedral are all rung by bell ringers, not played from a recording. The original bells were cast in France and shipped to Vancouver, but they weren't in tune. It was decided to ship the seven bells, named for the Seven Sacraments, to England to be recast and properly tuned. The result was a ring of eight bells, representing a full musical octave. The bells were finally hung for change ringing in 1906, and have remained so ever since.

Why You Should Visit:
Inspiring, located in the center of the city, and very welcoming to travelers who want to unwind.
Not on the scale of some of the European cathedrals but stained glass, statuary, pipe organ and full set of bells – it has it all.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Holy Rosary Cathedral
Sight Location: Vancouver, Canada
Sight Type: Religious
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