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St Joseph Cathedral, Hanoi

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Explore a Catholic spiritual haven designed in the Neo-Gothic style at St Joseph Cathedral. Built more than 120 years ago with stone slabs and bricks, the structure resembles Notre Dame in Paris and represents one of earliest structures erected by the French colonialists. As you arrive at the site, notice the two square-shaped towers, each fitted with five bells. Inside, observe arched windows fitted with stained glass, and notice how the vaulted ceiling resembles those constructed in medieval Europe. Expect limited visiting hours, especially during religious ceremonies. Plan to visit St Joseph Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hanoi attractions using our Hanoi online trip planner .
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  • A bit tired looking but adds to the charm. Beautiful cathedral in the city with lots of character from the French,  more »
  • It's a great tourist attraction, located in the heart of the river, located in the 36 ancient street, but there is a kind of quiet feeling, so there are a lot of visitors will go to this place to take photos, there are many cafes nearby, you can sit down for a leisurely drink a cup of coffee, it is worthwhile to see.
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  • Love to visit this church. Good place to take picture and seat around this area for a drink or snack !  more »
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  • Sunday Mass in French @ 1030. First time attending a different language mass.. it's accorded to the normal mass elsewhere but only is in French.. An interesting and different experience.
  • Impressive building with huge painting on the front. Worth a visit to see. Only opens for mass service which is said in french
  • Beautiful place. Opens to public. Worth a visit.
  • Neo-Gothic designed cathedral. Very impressive but also a little bit scary when you have batophobia like me. Haha. I didn't see the inside but the facade was super stunning.
  • Stunning building and incredibly well looked after. The interior is wow! And I'm not even religious.

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