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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  • October 2, 2017
    What a wonderful experience.The statue of the Virgin Mary personifies this place. We attended the 930 mass which was in English. Be careful as tourists werent allowed during mass times. The architectu...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Very busy square but then so is everything in Ho Chi Minh City. Allows for a great view of the Cathedral.  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    During a city tour you should necessarily pass at this place! The views of the European-style Notre Dame in combination with the Asian Scooter City traffic was almost "picturesque"!
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