Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

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 a trip to Ho Chi Minh City easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • We saw this church, We surprised because we were in Vietnam, looklike we were in Paris. And then, we know this city got French Colony. So, French built this Church as beautiful as Paris' Church  more »
  • the Notre Dame catherdal makes me feel that I am in Europe. the architectural reflects the French colonial age  more »
  • I visited whilst going to the Post Office next door. I imagine the building is stunning - but I was unable to see due to all the scaffolding!!  more »
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  • This is one of the beautiful oldest churches in Vietnam built by the French. I'm a church-goer here on casual days. The church is currently on grand restoration and renovation, so it does not receive visitors, only church-goers are allowed to get in. Visitors please be informed about that, because the gate keepers don't speak English well and sometimes may fail to explain that to international visitors. The church is projected to be completed in at least 2025, according to an official announcement by the Archbishop recently. I think one of the gate keepers' attitude is not very friendly, so visitors please also be prepared for that.
  • Notre Dame Cathedral is an amazing piece of colonial architecture. It’s proximity to the central post office is great so you can visit multiple attractions at the same time. Unfortunately, there’s some restoration work going on, hence the cathedral is closed off for public (hence the 4 stars). It’s especially magical during Christmas time where there are lots of Santa’s in front of it and many winter decorations.
  • When we came here we don't know that the church is under construction. We just took a photo outside the church. There's also a locals wherein they offer to have a picture with the dove with a minimum amount. They will help you to get a good picture with the dove.
  • It’s a good attraction and also on the opposite side of another great attraction that is saigon post office. There’s no fee to see it . You can take great pictures and adjacent to it is a place where there’s a lot of pigeons fed by tourists. You will find a lot of people praying there. Both the attractions have no fee and are close enough. These are also a must see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Might be a great church but due to the construction you can't get inside to see what it's like. Impressive architecture, I understand the construction has been going on for a long time. Not surprising as to how slow they work in Asia. Visited 12- 21- 2019

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