Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
3.5
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This place is temporarily closed. This French-built cathedral occupies scenic Paris Square in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
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Cate71
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam141 contributions
Mass in English for Christmas
Dec 2020 • Friends
Simply lovely mass service in English. Made me miss home even more so but was ever so glad I went. Truly loving service and the choir were fantastic
Written December 28, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
Worshipping Virgin Mary in downtown Ho Chi Minh City!
Jan 2020
In downtown Ho Chi Minh City, an important remnant of the French colonial period in Vietnam - the "Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception", most commonly known as "Notre-Dame Cathedral". It was built, between 1863 and 1880, by French Roman Catholics and was simply known as the "Church of Saigon". It is a neo-romanesque construction, with an all-red brick facade, two outstanding bell towers, six bronze bells and beautiful stained-glass windows. In 1959, a granite statue of Virgin Mary, depicted as "Our Lady of Peace", was brought from Italy and placed at "Paris Square", also known as "Notre-Dame Square", which is right in front of the ancient church. Immediately after, the "Church of Saigon" was designated as the city's Cathedral. It has been undergoing severe restoration works and has been closed to visitors for already a long time. Stroll along and try to imagine how beautiful it certainly is, a true landmark of the Roman Catholic presence in Southeast Asia. Enjoy!
Written December 1, 2020
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SSMDTN
38 contributions
Must visit!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Built in 1880 by the French and was called the Church of Saigon. It's called the Notre Dame Cathedral because of the two bell towers resembling the original cathedral.
When we got there is was closed for visitation and we were on a tight schedule so we walked around and about a bit. The space outside was covered with beautiful flowers and we went around clicking pictures in the church garden.
Do ask around when they would be open for visitation as we missed the stained glass windows inside.
Written October 31, 2020
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Finds_posts
Jakarta, Indonesia240 contributions
like in Paris
Jul 2019
the Notre Dame catherdal makes me feel that I am in Europe. the architectural reflects the French colonial age
Written June 30, 2020
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bhodgkinson
Preston, UK244 contributions
Nice - but under construction
Aug 2019 • Solo
I visited whilst going to the Post Office next door. I imagine the building is stunning - but I was unable to see due to all the scaffolding!!
Written June 20, 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Construction work
Mar 2020
Still looks decent from the outside, but the ongoing construction work definitely detracts. The interior wasn't open when I visited in early March.
Written June 17, 2020
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amanda5805
Duncan, Canada3,896 contributions
Beautiful 1880’s Cathedral but under construction
Dec 2019
The Cathedral is located in downtown Saigon with a lot of other attractions close by. A great place to stop by or start your day while visiting all these other sites near by.

We were here in December and they were doing a lot of work on the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral so we couldn’t go inside or even get to close to it. It is an impressive Cathedral and very nice to see. There is a virgin Mary statue out side surrounded by a breathtaking garden.

Construction was completed in the 1880’s but it was not named the Notre-Dame until 1959. It has two bell towers, which stand 190 ft tall. The building material was imported from France. The outside wall of the cathedral was built out of brick. The contractor did not use coated concrete; these bricks have retained their bright red colour over time. Which is very impressive.

Its very nice to look at but I wouldn’t say it is a must see while in Saigon.
Written May 26, 2020
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A.J.Palma
Muntinlupa, Philippines18 contributions
A beautiful religious experience
May 2020 • Solo
The cathedral is very well maintained and aesthetic. The english mass that I was able to attend was great; the choir was amazing!
Written May 21, 2020
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Cyril Grace R
General Trias, Philippines67 contributions
under construction
Sep 2019
this church is under construction when we visited it. it is located at the center of the city across it the post office.
Written May 11, 2020
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KazSteve
Darlington, UK796 contributions
Picturesque
Mar 2020
Very nice architecture walking around this building on the outside, shame we couldn’t go inside due to refurbishment work ongoing inside. Great photo opportunity anyway from outside, just across Road from Post Office so combining the two makes sense.
Written April 5, 2020
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  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mon - Sat 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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