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“Makes a good photo, worth a 15 minute stop.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Joseph's Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon)

St. Joseph's Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon)
40 Nha Chung St | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
04-828-5967
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Ranked #28 of 91 Attractions in Hanoi
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors.
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“Makes a good photo, worth a 15 minute stop.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Really easy to find. The Cathedral was closed when I went there but I wasn't interested in going inside anyway. There was some young Vietnamese lads playing football outside until one of them occidentally kicked the ball over the metal fence surrounding the Cathedral. It was funny to watch. There is the typical Hanoi restaurants and cafes on the other side of the road so definitely come here and spend 15-20 minutes enjoying a coffee or something to eat and take a few photos of the Cathedral.

Visited April 2013
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“Very french”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Like many other cathedrals, St Joseph's is a block of concrete. Nothing special there. Yes, the altar is nice, the windows too, but I think the attraction of this church is in its location. A French looking cathedral in Hanoi just doesn't fit. Of course the city is full of french buildings but this church somehow seems out of place.

Visited October 2013
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“French looking cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I liked the cathedral. It looked really nice and if you go inside of the small gardens you will find a lovely mural of the Three Kings. Unfortunately the cathedral was closed despite there was a sign with opening times and it should have been open :(

Visited October 2013
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“Its a Cathredral”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This wasn't too hard to find , its not a very big Cathredral and theres no access to the inside so the only photos you'll get is standing across the road from it -not good in the afternoon sun for pics, best to go morning

Visited October 2013
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“Good view for take photo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

2nd place we visit after turtle temple in lake
Good place for take photo look like in europe
See many couple come for take wedding photo at here
Same me i take little photo with my wife at here
Give me think to trip in euproe
Good place

Visited September 2013
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