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Address: 40 Nha Chung St | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Phone Number:
+84 4 3933 0113

Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has...

Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors.

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We were surprised to see this large church in Vietnam

Beautiful inside, outside needs cleaning. We were surprised to see such a beautiful Christian church in Vietnam, to find out that there are many Christian churches in Vietnam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Broederstroom, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Overlooking a lovely little square surrounded by varied cafes and a glimpse of Vietnamese life - we were there over Easter and the square was decked out in ribbons with children selling painted home-made Easter eggs. Not necessarily worth a separate visit, but worth passing by if you're walking in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the middle of the old quarter you can find this beautiful cathedral. Makes for a great photo. They offer mass in French and English

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Casaprota, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An old cathedral built by the French in the middle of the old quarter of hanoi Good location, the surroundings are to be walked on

Thank Cesare B
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

St Joseph hosts a big catholic community and hence, Sundays are busy at St Joseph. The cathedral is built in French colonial time and reminds Note Dame de Paris. The inside is much brighter though and it is a must see place along a Hanoi Old Town visit. You find a lot of Café or Restaurant options around the cathedral.

Thank Caramellino
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Didn't go inside but looks great from the outside. Hosts events on special days. Often has banners hanging in the front depicting a variety of scenes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a beautiful cathedral, with the rustic exteriors adding a true character to this part of the Hanoi Old Quarters. A definite visit, and you could sit at one of the cafe balconies sipping Vietnamese coffee admiring the sunset overcasting the cathedral.

Thank Shubham S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful inside, outside needs cleaning. We were surprised to see such a beautiful Christian church in Vietnam, to find out that there are many Christian churches in Vietnam Free and well cared for inside. Easy to find, not far from the lake, market and the military museum.

Thank 40countrytraveler
Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a french gothic revival cathedral built 120 years ago which try to imitate Notre Dame in Paris, built 800 years ago. Architecturally the result is not so pleasing. The cathedral is also in need of a major clean up on the outside. I could not see the interior as it was closed, and this occurs often. It may... More 

Thank marcopolo111
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very nice Cathedral closed to the lake. It is not that old but look very old and historic. Worth to look around

Thank evraso
Osaka, Japan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here around 17:00 There was close. so I couldnt enter inside. but so beautiful and good location ,very near to Hoankiem lake.

Thank Kumi N

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