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Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Phone Number: 0451-84679456
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St. Sophia Cathedral in Harbin

Sits in one corner of the Square and is about 5 blocks from the G4 Hotel. We were there in the heart of winter and the only activities were taking pictures and staying warm, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Lost in Retirement, Heaven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sits in one corner of the Square and is about 5 blocks from the G4 Hotel. We were there in the heart of winter and the only activities were taking pictures and staying warm, but the cathedral is old architecture and just beautiful.

Thank John4me
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wish i could say more but it was not open. Still very beautiful architecture. Tripadvisor forces me too say moire so do visit in daytime.

Thank RickK
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A great example of Russian architecture in Harbin which is now used as a photo gallery depicting periods of life in Harbin. A small entry fee was payable, but well worth it, just to view the architecture alone. The pictures were interesting and gave a great overview of life in the area over the years. Take about half a day... More 

Thank Idine365
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

the majestic cathedral of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Harbin is a sight to behold. If you choose to ignore the fact you are in China, it does pass off as a typical Cathedral maybe in Russia. The architecture to the flock of resident pigeons that you will find here in the Cathedral surroundings more than add to the atmosphere.... More 

Thank DerekCobra
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is one of the attraction in Herbin, very old Cathedral that you must pay a visit. the location of Sophia Square is close to the Central street.

Thank Babyprotector
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A very historical cathedral but nothing left inside, destroyed by Chinese culture revolution. So 10 to 15 min stay, take a photo and slightly walk around is enough

Thank jenncherngshia
Rockford, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Nice Russian church built around 1932. I have had the opportunity to see many churches around Europe that hold more for the history but this is unique for the area and worth visiting to understand the local culture.

Thank Gregg M
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you've been to Russia, the place may actually disappoint as it is not longer a working church and the building it self has seen better days in the past. Nevertheless, the church/museum itself has several interesting photos about Harbin's regional history which are worth seeing on their own. And for those who have not seen a Russian Orthodox Church... More 

Thank dmardantheman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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.

Thank Sammy R
Sydney, Australia
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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.

Thank Margaret S

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