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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  • Beautifully designed and built old church in the centre of HCMC. They were doing renovations on the side exterior when we visited mid March but the front and back were still on show and looked amazing...  more »
  • Good place for a photo stop. The cathedral looks great, inside may be better, but was closed to the public today. But cross the street and admire the Central post office, then walk the 2 blocks over t...  more »
  • Yes what do you think: it's just a church by the French survival. nothing more, nothing less.
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