Comments by tourists about the Church of the Holy Rosary
“Quite interesting small church in the middle of big city commotion.”
I accidentally stumbled upon this church while walking from KL Sentral to the National Museum of Malaysia. The front doors were open, so I stepped in. Instantly the noise and commotion of the city fell away.
It was immediately peaceful. A kind woman greeted me and assumed I was there as a tourist, not a worshipper, and told me it was okay to take pictures. I took a few pictures and then sat for about 30 minutes enjoying the peace and quiet. If you happen to be walking by, I definitely recommend you swing through here, even if only for a few minutes.
Visited January 2014
About the Church of the Holy Rosary
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.
Attractions of the Church of the Holy Rosary
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!
More detail information about the church
If you would like to know more about the history of the church, the activities, the committee of members behind the church, prayers and reflection, you can visit the following webpage:
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