Saint Sophia Cathedral, Harbin

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    No longer a functional religious building, this cathedral is now a nice museum for its special history, architecture, the excellent exhibit of old photos on how the city grew to be and how Russians li...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I went several times while I was one month. There are anecdotes say rugged is thought to destroy the red guards during the cultural revolution, and did not break. Scale is a small church in Europe. It is not a cathedral. There are now graced internal history of Harbin.
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  • July 31, 2017
    A beautiful small cathedral as I start a review of place which I wanted to see and then wanted to write about. It's must watch in Harbin just because this is the only structure which gave some sense o...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    A nice historical architecture left behind by the Russians.Once patronised by Russians residing in Harbin City in the last century is now a famous tourist attraction and iconic structure of Harbin City. Dated : 26/06/2017 ( Monday ).
  • April 24, 2017
    Lots of history. Great exhibition inside.
  • March 10, 2017
    Small but beautiful. Entrance fee about 30rmb
  • May 7, 2017
    Here is great place in the city!
  • February 25, 2017
    It good for city walk, near central street

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South of the Songhua River, you'll find the bulk of accommodations in Harbin. In a cluster close to Zhaolin Park, a number of modern hotels, a few guesthouses, and other budget-friendly options along the less traveled streets cater to a range of travelers. Look for hotels occupying old Russian-built architectural landmarks, with some particularly notable ones located across the Nangang District.
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