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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web
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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  • We saw two weddings in progress and you pay get roped in as oddity extras if you are Westerners! The doors were closed when we were there so maybe a Sunday would be best if you want a look inside or a...  read more »
  • I went to see the first night (Saturday 19:00). They lit up, is beautiful. Bricks brought from France is said. Won't open for another day (Monday 16:00 front) and joined in. Went inside and closed the passage, could only watch from behind. My aunt stayed outside with the thought that was put between the parties seems about to come. Was told to take off their hats in the face of frustration filled. (Was a complaint such as that expression is not careful, or vent to the frustration of everyday. ) Unreservedly apologize whipped off their caps. It is, however, complaining it was not. Hand gestures was to complain about said went by quickly and their aunt was out front. Do not ignore the voice of. But when I tried calling and I was already passing seemed in frustration. I think it was natural it was noted that contrary to the requirement that the Church woman hats are useless (and will keep writing because there the Church not good!). Time passed quickly and the aunt and told to complain pretty bad mood. If someone is wearing a Hat group came after I entered in Korean and Japanese tourists, was offended. Women for some reason, wearing a black cap (or country where people did not know) Note that the two people was not. Said surprised to note (complain), because hat is off please be careful, please. I felt that is written inside is lovely stained-glass Windows and complain the program weather was also influenced. Majesty and Holiness are unfortunately not the look was great.
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  • Located within walking distance from the market. Next to a large park. A pleasant place for a stroll. Beautiful pictures.
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  • “Oh! Is it real?” When I was child I read about Notre Dame Cathedral. So, I really want see the Cathedral! Finally I realized my childhood dream. But I didn't into the Cathedral. Because, I didn't have a enough time. So, If I was to go again, I will into the Cathedral!
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  • so good in the nite ! i like this place just for walking and sight seeing the vietnam in night ! but you can not enter the cathedrale after 5pm , it is close :)
  • Worth a visit for both locals and tourists. Actually, it's the landmark that defines Saigon and part of this lively city. From here you can walk to museums and other sightseeing sites easily! A little bit crowded and dirty sometimes!
  • love this place! Old style in a modern city. But those teenage art on these wall are so upset
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