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Saint Sophia Cathedral

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Address: No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
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Weekend in Harbin

The Cathedral is a most do, although the inside was destroyed in the past, still you should go in, some pictures of the history of Harbin can be seen. The architecture is great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Beijing, China
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Beijing, China
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Cathedral is a most do, although the inside was destroyed in the past, still you should go in, some pictures of the history of Harbin can be seen. The architecture is great and you can use your imagination how it most of looked.

Thank g6hie
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11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building now houses a picture trail of the development of Harbin. It costs 15rmb, ( there are concessions), which are purchased from the booth just outside. The pictures are interesting but would benefit from an English language narrative. That said you can follow the basic evolution of Harbin and recognise places you might already have been. Don't be surprised... More 

Thank Timothy R
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really don't think it's worth going to see. Wasn't impressed with this at all. Not worth paying to come from other side of town to see this.Was really disappointed. It's a church, you look at it, take a photo , and that's it. Appreciate its historical heritage.

Thank lily387
Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church appears older than its one hundred years. Inside it has been left in its slightly run down state. It has a large collection of history photos and other paraphernalia. Some is in English. The structure is externally in excellent condition.

Thank Aladdin1
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such beautiful architecture. It would be good to have some English subtitles in the museum section as we missed a lot of the history, however still worth a visit.

Thank RelleP
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth seeing. There is a museum inside, not sure this is worth it. Would recommend just seeing the cathedral on the outside.

Thank Globetrotter5389
Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve been to Saint Sophia Cathedral before and it has always been a pleasant experience. This time we were visiting family in Harbin and decided to visit Saint Sophia again. We made this decision as were headed to Center Street. We did and it was a mistake. It was a mistake because of the crowd that was massed there during... More 

Thank Daniel A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the brick construction of this cathedral, so gorgeous. The inside still has some of the wall painting and decoration, but the plaster is chipped and gone in some places, exposing brick and board. Which, to me, makes it dilapidatedly beautiful. It would, of course, be even more lovely if it were restored and given back some of the... More 

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an included tour destination, and the outside of the building is worth seeing, but the inside is a photographic museum. There is nothing left of the religious interior.

Thank susandalling
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just visited the beautiful St Sophia Cathedral in the heart of Harbin in icy January. The historical architecture is magnificent. Walk around it to appreciate the details, and take some selfie photos as this is the most highly rated tourist attraction of the city. The church leads to the popular Central Avenue as well, so it is easy to plan... More 

Thank Daniel L

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