We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sophia Square

Sophia Square, South Bank of the Songhua River, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Small-Group Customizable 1 Day Private Harbin City Tour
More Info
and up
Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Private Day Tour
More Info
and up
2-Day Private Tour Combo Package of Harbin Ice And Snow Festival Including...
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sophia Square, South Bank of the Songhua River, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
Write a Review
Reviews (414)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Jacqueline_Jacques
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such beautiful Russian architecture in the heart of Harbin! Saw a photo shoot going on for a wedding and lots of doves around.

Thank Vaganbond2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank louisedavis158
Reviewed July 16, 2017

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

Thank Myraubatyr
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

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

Reviewed June 17, 2017

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

Thank Statsdoc
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Nishantop
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ashley D
Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice square to go to especially to see the stunning exterior of St Sophia's Cathedral. We stayed close to Sophia Square but it was a pity that we did not take picture of it in the night. The cab we were in...More

Thank Jedai79
Reviewed May 16, 2017

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.

Thank cve44
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
DongFang JiaoZi Wang (SuoFeiYa)
37 reviews
.07 miles away
LaoChang ChunBing (SuoFeiYa)
25 reviews
.06 miles away
KFC (ZhaoLin Jie)
27 reviews
.11 miles away
OuLuoBa Western Restaurant (XiShi DaoJie)
13 reviews
.27 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
805 reviews
.44 miles away
Saint Sophia Cathedral
454 reviews
.01 miles away
Zhaolin Park
136 reviews
.42 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sophia Square staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines