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St. Joseph's Cathedral

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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40 Nha Chung | Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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All reviews old church stained glass nice church notre dame in paris sunday mass beautiful architecture french architecture worth a visit hoan kiem lake taking photos catholic choir facade prayer worship street vietnamese
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Reviewed today

The cathedral forecourt was hive of activity so having dinner on teh balcony of one of the restaurants overlooking it was a great idea.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank W7979QBsimonp
Reviewed 3 days ago

First glance like a scene from batman movie.serene looking with the bronze doors ... visited in the night so cold not enter cathedral. but still an impressive sight among the low buildings and shops

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 494edmunde
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice glasswindows, altar and furniture inside. An oasis of tranquility inside compared to the very busy world outside.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 370peterv
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a weekday only to find it locked, so we went on a Sunday during mass. Out of respect we did not go in during and by the time it let out and we returned it was closed. I suggest if you want...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 5 days ago

In the middle of the hustle and bustle (good shopping around it) is this beautiful church. The black on the exterior gives it a real sense of seriousness. Its definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tracey F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is so nice for pictures with an amazing design and wonderful Hanoi’s weather. Highly recommend for the whole property like this.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lina_ng211
Reviewed 5 days ago

Looked very impressive on Sunday evening but we did not go in as Mass was in progress. Returned on Monday, only to find it was locked up, so could not go in.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TessaPolis
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Opening hours are quite short. Monday to Saturday 8-11am; 2-5pm Sunday 7-11.30am 3-9pm As you are exploring on foot in the vicinity, make a short stop to this gothic architecture. Looking a bit weathered but nonetheless interesting considering Vietnam’s history.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JeniseL_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

Known locally as Nhà Thờ Lớ for Big Church. It is the oldest church where the Roman Catholic Vietnamese celebrate mass. It is where you can hear the Vietnamese pray the rosary in unison, with fervour and in a sing song cadence... very spiritual and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank C R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church and worth walking around and through. Don't forget to look up at the ceiling and through the stained glass. We were also there at night and heard the bells.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ECfamof4
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December 30, 2017|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
It is not a full sung mass. There are hymns and these are accompanied by the cathedral organ.
September 25, 2017|
Response from Arnauld M | Reviewed this property |
woman museum Really nice also. if you need more information about hue i can help you. Have a nice trip in Vietnam
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