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Sophia Square

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Sophia Square, South Bank of the Songhua River, Daoli District | Three blocks east of Central Street, Harbin 150000, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little spot away from the hustle and bustle of Zhongyang Street. Popular for photos of the adjacent собор Saint Sofiya and other aged buildings in the surrounding streets. It’s also a favoured spot for taking wedding photos of couples wearing the full kit. The...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed June 29, 2019

Russian emigres in the early 20th century came to Harbin to escape persecution and brought a lot of their culture. This included building churches, synagogues, the Glazunov Conservatory, hotels, restaurants, and founding the Harbin Symphony Orchestra (the oldest orchestra in China). Many are still in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rschiller
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Visited Sophia Square in the morning, it's quite and peaceful. Beautiful architecture and the fountain was nice. But the Kart and shops on the square were strange. They should not be there to destroy the atmosphere.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Julee P
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

We came at night to enjoy the night view. Very beautiful an open square where Saint Sophia church located here. Visited on Dec 2018.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hweeying
Reviewed April 6, 2019

If you like old and beautiful architecture, this is really an awesome old church building not to be missed in Harbin!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AnthonyYeoSG
Reviewed March 20, 2019

Not sure what all the fuss is about with this square and church but it is a pretty average one. There is nothing much in the square other than Saint Sophia church....which is just your standard small Russian church. I, personally, wouldn't recommend heading here...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

The church was closed that particular Monday, but the square was lively with men and woman chatting about and playing cards. Not much else to say about it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank howardxp1
Reviewed March 1, 2019

In the heart of the city you find this square and beautiful orthodox church. In the summer there are cafes with terraces. It is a good starting point to explore the city.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FrankE_13
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Very beautiful square, but the anchor of the square is obviously the church, and it is closed for renovation. Beautiful church and still wonderful for photo op. Square is like many city squares. Several good street vendors selling hats, gloves, glazed fruit candy, and "steamed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chris V
Reviewed February 5, 2019

St. Sophia's interior is closed in 2019 for renovations. Still worth the hike to see the beautiful cathedral.

Date of experience: January 2019
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