Sophia Square

Sophia Square, Harbin: Hours, Address, Sophia Square Reviews: 4/5

Sophia Square
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JuanMao 卷毛
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Wonderful Russian Orthodox Church
Mar 2021
About a 15 min walk from the hotel, and visited every day during my 3-day visit (closed on Mondays, can only be viewed from the outside). The church has very nice elements and details inside, a QR code is required to visit it. In the city I have visited several other churches, but this is definitely recommended.
Written April 10, 2021
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Jo-Ann
Shanghai, China15,174 contributions
Beautiful Russian Orthodox Church
Jan 2021 • Couples
We had a quick visit just to take some photos with the old Russian Orthodox church in the heart of Harbin. Could not enter the church, which was sad. This is apparently the largest Eastern Orthodox Church in the Far East. Impressive!
Written January 9, 2021
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Katie
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It’s just a church
Dec 2020 • Couples
It’s pretty and has cool Russian architecture, but it’s just a church. There’s nothing else to do but look and snap a photo (can’t go inside). If you’re trying to make a quick Harbin trip, you can skip this.
Written December 30, 2020
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horizonterix
Shanghai, China58 contributions
St Sophia
Dec 2020 • Couples
Nice cathedral with European style in Harbin. Checked it out during sunset when the temperature was ok
Written December 29, 2020
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Amy L
Hangzhou, China533 contributions
Beautiful, but closed
Dec 2020 • Solo
It’s a pretty church i in the middle of town. There are tourist shops outside selling over priced souvenirs. Unfortunately the church was closed and there was no way to go inside, so it was a two minute, take-a-picture and go. It’s next to the clothing and small commodities markets, so it wasn’t a wasted trip.
Written December 26, 2020
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hiya
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
lovely russian church
Jan 2020
great russian church in Harbin :) when I went, there was a really nice atmosphere, with music and people slow dancing in the centre. they had lots of russian theme decorations nearby, and a big matryoshka doll. lots of restaurants nearby, we ate at a dumpling place just across the road.

excellent piece of russian history! we couldn't enter though when we went. you probably won't spend too long here, not more than 30 minutes if you can't go inside. harbin is a unique city with a mix of russian and chinese culture :)
Written November 30, 2020
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Maxim B
Ottawa, Canada905 contributions
Russian history in Harbin
Aug 2020 • Family
Unfortunately didn't make it inside the cathedral as it was closed for restoration. The historical feel is getting somewhat diluted by tacky shopping centres surrounding the square. Just a few minutes walk takes you to the Central Street - the famous pedestrian mall.

Walking a slow to medium pace it is easily possible to cover the square, the synagogue and the entire Central Street in half a day.
Written August 15, 2020
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UrsulaHans
St. Gallen, Switzerland601 contributions
Pretty Sight
Jan 2020
An unexpected sight in China - a traditional Russian church riught in the center of town. Unfortunately closed for restauration.
Written February 9, 2020
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Banu
6 contributions
Stunning
Jan 2020 • Friends
Absolutely stunning church. I highly recommend a visit. Unfortunately we were unable to enter it, as it was closed, but the stunning exterior was totally worth it!

Written January 14, 2020
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Jenny Goh
Singapore, Singapore209 contributions
Nice looking church
Dec 2019 • Family
I stayed at a hotel just beside St Sophia’s Cathedral. Look out for the sweet potato man! 🤣😂 he sold sweet potatoes on a push cart and the price depended on the weight of the potato. It was hot, sweet and delicious on a very cold snowy morning. There was a Russian ornaments/ souvenir shop nearby selling Russian dolls and trinkets. MacDonalds and KFC within walking distance and a big shopping mall directly across St Sophia’s cathedral.
Written January 4, 2020
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