Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral stands as a testament to the impact of the French culture and Christian civilization on Indochina. The neo-Romanesque red-brick cathedral was considered the most beautiful church in the French colonies at the time it was built (between 1877 and 1883). The two belfries, which were added in 1895, rise to the height of 60 m (190 ft). See some of the original stained-glass windows inside the entrance and the devotional tablets on interior walls. The cathedral was the center of media attention in 2005, when thousands of devotees flocked around the Virgin Mary statue that reportedly shed tears in front of the main entrance. Plan to see Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ho Chi Minh City travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It is a good location in Southeast Asia, European style building that you can see. I think there have taken everyone once in a while you're wearing the AO Dai. People really wearing ao dai as unprecedented in the town...
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  • August 17, 2017
    This interesting relic of the French era of Saigon is closed for refurbishment works. For the time being, we see that the outside, behind fences.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Located at the start of Dong Khoi and beside the post office, this Cathedral is a must see. NOTE IT IS CLOSED FOR SOME TIME FOR RENOVATION. Even though closed still worth a look form outside and a pla...  more »
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  • July 16, 2017
    Vibrant church community. English language mass on Sunday at 9:30am. The church interior is quite simple. The small side chapels with the many thanksgiving boards from decades ago are touching.
  • April 19, 2017
    Beautiful church in the heart of Saigon. One of the oldest as well. From the front of the church, there is a devotional statue to Mary and usually many devotees are there during the day time. The church has 2 main steeples on each site and as you enter, the church as very high ceilings, and there is a feeling of awe. The main sitting area of the church is reserved only for worshipers, tourists can only admire from the small area by the entrance. It's a nice peaceful place to visit.
  • July 15, 2017
    Gorgeous landmark in the heart of the city, it really stands out to the surrounding architecture. Unfortunately it was being renovated during our visit so there was no entry but it's still a fantastic sight to see.
  • June 24, 2017
    Located at the heart of Ho Chi Minh's district, the Notre Dame Cathedral is a must-see tourist spot in Vietnam. The church looks majestic in person. It is also accessible via walking if you are around or via Uber taxis which are genereally cheap.
  • July 12, 2017
    Beautiful red brick church in district 1 Hochiminh city, close to the city post office. Good place to see old architecture patterns of the city.

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