The Holy Rosary Church is a spectacular pre-war building in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. According to some sources in the cyber world, the Holy Rosary Church was completed in 1904 but suffered some damages during World War II. Therefore, renovations took place in the 1950s to repair the building, resulting in the structure that we see today. In addition the Holy Rosary Church at the time of complete construction was different from the present building. The roof of the church was flat and the wings were not added until 1950.
Easily the Holy Rosary Church is one of the most beautiful of the Malaysian churches. Little is recorded of the history of the church except that it was constructed by Father Francis Emile Terrien, a French missionary. The church took 18 months to build, and was blessed on December 18, 1904.
The attraction of the Holy Rosary Church lies in its Neo-Gothic architecture style. Its characteristic features include the pointed arch, the ribbed vault and the flying buttress. The Neo-Gothic architecture is most familiar as the architecture of many of the great cathedrals, abbeys and parish churches of Europe. It is also the architecture of many castles, palaces, town halls, guild halls, universities, and to a less prominent extent, private dwellings.
All in all, the Holy Rosary Church is one incredible building that shouldn’t be missed. Its rich historical values as well as beautiful architecture just make this structure awesomely magnificent!
Location, Map and Driving Direction to the Holy Rosary Church at Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Kuala Lumpur: