Amazing place, really beautiful church and environment around it. Nice at the sunset time. Lively and calm area. From there you can take a walk (around 15-20 min) to the river.
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Such beautiful Russian architecture in the heart of Harbin! Saw a photo shoot going on for a wedding and lots of doves around.
The square is huge - but watch out in the winter - it is very slippery!!! The cathedral is beautiful - bought a ticket to see the inside and was slightly disappointed. I wasn't expecting it to be a museum/gift shop inside. Oh well -...More
I am from Russia and I have to mention that this Cathedral is beautiful, the architecture is really awesome and this church is among a few things that remain after the city and the area were left by Russians. It as amont top 3 places...More
Not sure why there is different review for a square that has the church sitting right on it. We all come to this square to see the church, right? See my review of the church instead. In summer visit in the late afternoon to avoid...More
I had the great opportunity of spending three weeks working with students at a nearby university and we visited Harbin during the first weekend. My review is focused entirely on the church--the surroundings are, as far as I could tell, average shops. I spoke of...More
Church of St. Sophia has a unique medieval feel to it. Built in neo Byzantine style which is the commonest orthodox church design, it's red brick color and the onion dome impart it a uniquely Russian nostalgia. The entry fee is just 15 Chinese Yuan...More
This was a nice place to walk around for a little bit but there was lots of ice on the ground and it was very slippery. The staff was trying to break it up with machinery but I would advise caution if traveling with older...More
Beautiful old building. It has many photos of the Russian community who came here after the Revolution. It is not a church any more. It has seen better days inside the walls. Magnificent to view and photograph when last light in the afternoon.