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Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Phone Number: 0451-84679456
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful cathedral, worth a quick visit

We had read reviews that this was a must see attraction to see in Harbin. We decided to stop by on our way to the airport and were happy that we did. Although we're not big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We had read reviews that this was a must see attraction to see in Harbin. We decided to stop by on our way to the airport and were happy that we did. Although we're not big history buffs, it was still nice to see the beautiful building in persona and take some pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Saint Sophia Cathedral is a beautiful building that houses a very interesting museum of the history of Harbin. I would recommend going inside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The cathedral is way smaller than I thought. Though, it is a nice place to visit because of the history and construction. It is a pity that the building and it's surrounding is not properly maintain. At the corner of the square, there is a souvenir store with paintings and souvenirs for sale. When I approached them to buy ticket... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is worth to drop by the square in front of the church in the day and go again at night for photoshooting again. By the day, there will be birds flying around and it will look nice with the blue sky as background. By the night, there will be lights to illuminate it. As for the museum, there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are in Harbin, this is the essential place to visit, at least for the picture. I came here quite early in the morning and it was nice to see people walking through with their dogs, birds flying through, and relative peace and quiet (pretty rare in China).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Interesting photographs, explaining about the growth of Harbin and the Russian influence. The Church is a traditional Onion Domed style and is now a museum. Again, it is all in Chinese, so it could be helpful if there were some notices in English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A Landmark of Harbin. Feel Russian influences of the city. located at the center of Harbin so stopping by for a picture won't leave you regret.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This cathedral should be visited twice—once during the day to understand its design and construction and to also visit the museum that it currently is and once again in the evening to enjoy its illuminated version and the lovely musical fountains around the square. The church was first built in 1907 for the Russian soldiers who returned after they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This church is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. I couldn't get over how vivid the colours on this church were. I felt like I was in Russia! The inside of the church costs 20rmb and we didn't think it was worth it. Much of the church itself had been gutted out and is more of a museum now.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I feel like if you go to St. Sophia you should be well warned ahead of time. The church is no longer a functioning church. It now serves as a museum. So there are no pews and no altar. Inside is not really maintained. There's pictures of what it used to look like inside and they tell a story of... More 

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Additional Information about Saint Sophia Cathedral

Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Phone Number: 0451-84679456
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Heilongjiang  >  Harbin
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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