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Saint Sophia Cathedral, Harbin

(3.8/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Admire the imposing, Byzantine architecture of Saint Sophia Cathedral, a former Eastern Orthodox church and landmark of Harbin. The church was built in the early 20th century, when Russians made up a third of the city's population. Now serving as a museum, the majestic building features towering spires and rotund green domes. Step inside to see photographs that explain how Harbin developed into a bustling city over the last 100 years. Saint Sophia Cathedral is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Harbin Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • Such beautiful architecture. It would be good to have some English subtitles in the museum section as we missed a lot of the history, however still worth a visit. 
  • Worth seeing. There is a museum inside, not sure this is worth it. Would recommend just seeing the cathedral on the outside. 
  • We’ve been to Saint Sophia Cathedral before and it has always been a pleasant experience. This time we were visiting family in Harbin and decided to visit Saint Sophia again. We made this decision as ...  more »
Google
  • Looks amazing, especially at night. Very unique.
  • Nice little Cathedral. Worth a look at.
  • good
  • beautiful church!
  • story about harbin city - inside the cathedral