Notre Dame Square, Ho Chi Minh City

Explore one of the remaining Roman Catholic structures at Notre Dame Square. Built by French colonists in the late 19th century in the neo-Romanesque style, the cathedral received the status as a basilica by the Vatican in 1962 and remains one of most prominent Christian centers in a largely Buddhist Vietnam. As you approach the holy site, notice the two bronze bell towers rising up 58 m (190 ft), as well as the statue of the Virgin Mary, made from marble imported from Rome. All of the initial materials were brought from France, including the red bricks, floor tiles, and glass squares; after the war, however, many damaged parts were replaced with domestic materials. Enjoy the calm ambience of the holy site--in spite of noisy traffic around it. To visit Notre Dame Square and get the most from your holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, create itinerary details personal to you using our Ho Chi Minh City online road trip planner .
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  • One gets a good introduction of the French period in Vietnam when visiting this square. Large Roman Catholic Cathedral oposite the Post office which looks like a railway station.  more »
  • Classic church, copy after the Notre Dame in Paris. This building is together with the Post Office. Some renovations going on 2017, probably also in 2018.  more »
  • This area has most of HCMC iconic landmarks all within walking distance. The Notre Dame cathedral (under renovation currently with no access), post office, war museum and independence palace all withi...  more »

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