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Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Phone Number: 0451-84679456
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Beautiful old building.

Nice old church if you are into that sort of thing. You couldnt go inside when we were there, so its a 10 minute visit. Worth a look.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
BernieBogtrotter
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Sydney, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very stunning building in amongst the modern concrete and glass shopping centres that surround it. Inside has been left to deteriorate, so not sure how Y20 can be charged to see it. Very interesting history - but I read this in a western travel guide, there was no English at the site.

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Thank Lyn6024
Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice old church if you are into that sort of thing. You couldnt go inside when we were there, so its a 10 minute visit. Worth a look.

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Thank BernieBogtrotter
Wuhan, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The orthodox pravoslav church is located in the centre of Harbin city. The church atrracts tourists and locals by its magnificent architectural style. It has really gorgeous and stunning style and you just can't stop seeing and taking pics by all side of the church.This place, as touristic spot of the city, is crowded, especially try not to visit during... More 

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Thank DrSake
Den haag
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside its an exhibition about the various phases of Harbin and the European and Russian influences. Its a circus and not a church. Many nice old pictures but nothing that reminds you anymore of a church.

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Thank HBMarkowski
Calgary, Canada
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of this Cathedral is interesting mostly because the Chinese government does not like Religious monuments. The Cathedral is over 900 years old, very Russian, I am not sure 20RMB is worth a look inside but it does have a great painting of the last supper.

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Thank stephenavenue
Yantai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is actually a photo exhibition of the Harbin cities past & history... There is nothing much to see inside, just looks good from outside...

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Thank shan k
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to see this on our 3 day trip in Harbin. The Church is fully intact with crosses still. The restoration process could be improved in some areas. There is a lot of history shown on inside in pictures. Would have been nice if they explained also in English.

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Thank Carey C
NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classic Russian church which has seen better days. Though the "bones" are impressive, the interior is in need of serious restoration. If you really want to see Russian churches with onion domes, and witness the grandness of such, go to Moscow or St, Petersburg. And given the number of visitors and the fees, I would expect better.

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Thank MichaelReiff
Pontianak, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it also just a structure of a catholic church, historical could be. but with no park, only a huge plaza . can go inside with ticket purchase.

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside is very beautiful; the inside is a museum showing great photo archives from Harbin's astonishing development over a century, with many Russian, Jewish, and Chinese influences. However, the walls of the church were destroyed by avid Red Guards during the Cultural Revolution. I believe the Harbin government should restore the interior to its former beauty.

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