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Urakami Cathedral

 

Construction of the original Urakami Cathedral, a brick Romanesque building, began in 1895, after a long-standing ban on Christianity was lifted.
When completed in 1914, it was the largest Catholic church 
in East Asia.

The atomic bomb dropped on August 9, 1945 explored in Urakami, only 500m from the cathedral, which was completely destroyed. What remained of the cathedral is now on display in the

Atomic Bomb Museum.

A replacement was built in 1959, and remodeled to more closely 
resemble the original in 1980.


 

The nearby the Ground Zero in Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park 
contains remnants of the
Ruins of Urakami Cathedral.

 

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