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Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver

Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver

The Holy Rosary Cathedral is a French Gothic style Catholic temple that has graced Vancouver since the turn of the 20th century. Designed by T.E. Julien, it is considered one of Vancouver's Heritage Sites. The sandstone and granite building has the shape of a cross and features some very beautiful stained glass work and hang-rung cathedral bells.

The stained glass windows are adorned with scenes from the lives of saints and Jesus, including: the Holy Family Window, displaying 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 live by bell ringers, and not played from a recording. The original bells were cast in France and shipped to Vancouver, but they weren't in tune. So, 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 heart 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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