The Ruins of Urakami Cathedral
When you look to the right facing the Ground zero Monument see a section of damaged brick wall from the former Urakami Cathedral.
The church was located about 500 m northeast of the Ground zero, on the same site as the modern refurbished Urakami Cathedral.
The construction of former building began in 1895 and continued until 1925, when the twin steeples reached completion.
Known at that time as the largest church in Orient, the imposing red-brick structure was devastated by the atomic bomb explosion, and a large number of parishioners were killed.
In 1958, part of the damaged eleven-meter-tall southern wall was moved to Nagasaki Peace Memorial Park.
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Address: Matsuyama-machi Nagasaki-city
Directions: - A 5 minute walk from Matsuyama-mach Tram station