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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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Where to stay in Harbin

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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  • I found this Cathedral to be really interesting due to the overt religious implications outside and lack of religion inside. All the walls looked like they had religious art removed and there was no a...  more »
  • We visited this Russian Church during our trip to North East China. .It was dark and cold when we were there.This neo Byzantine orthodox church was built during the construction of the Trans-Siberian ...  more »
  • We were very impressed with its exterior when we saw it on 10 May. We stayed at ibis, Zhaolin Street (兆麟街 Zhaolin Jie), so it was a 5-min walk to St Sophia's Square and St Sophia's Cathedral. We only ...  more »
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  • 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 ).
  • Lots of history. Great exhibition inside.
  • Small but beautiful. Entrance fee about 30rmb
  • Here is great place in the city!
  • It good for city walk, near central street