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Church of St. Sophia

Address: Urban Area, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Phone Number: 0451-84679456
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Ranked #8 of 141 Attractions in Harbin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Art Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Please see my reviews of this church under the Sophia Square review... A good representation of what a Russian church looks like...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It looks great from outside,but inside the walls are badly faded. As the entrance fee is not low, money should be getting used for restoration. There's a lot of interesting old photos but no sign of religion being practised.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stay outside, take pictures and leave. Nothing much inside other than pictures of Harbin in its hey days as fashion capital of China.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The square itself is interesting due to the Russian influence in architecture. The exterior of the church is lovely especially as we were there at Christmas time and it had snow on it. Inside the church is ta museum with lots of photos of Harbin throughout history and its people (Chinese, Russian and Jewish). You don't have to spend a... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Nice church situated in the downtown area. Quite popular in the locality. Nice view in night and when snow covers the area. The church simply looks ethnic and charming.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful church in the heart of town. Pictures should be taken pictures during the day and night. It's about 4 minutes walk from the Ibis Harbin hotel and Pedestrian walk. During the day, you can buy some food to feed the pigeons while pictures being taken. Wear a glove. Put the bird food on your hands. The pigeons will naturally... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

From far the out look is very beautiful and the church is very beautiful and attractive. Just because of this church there are many shops around this place and are doing business well I may come again in summer to sit down in the church and do my payers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

St. Sophia is gorgeous from the outside and rather desolate on the inside due to the cathedral's desecration during the Cultural Revolution. Its setting in St. Sophia Square is beautiful, and draws tourists and locals alike. There are some lovely photo exhibits of historic Harbin housed in the cathedral, but they don't make up for the barrenness of the cathedral's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

True Russian style church. Amazing to think it survived torrid history. As it was snowing the outside looked beautiful. Well worth putting it on your 'must see' list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Church of St. Sophia is no longer a church, but a museum. Archtecturally, you'll feel more in Europe/Russia than in China, thanks to its builders. There is a small fee to get in, but it is worth it, not only to learn about the church, but to support its upkeep.

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