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St. Joseph's Cathedral

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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“old church”(46 reviews)
“stained glass”(26 reviews)
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Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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40 Nha Chung | Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a worthwhile stop in a city that is full of worthy sites. The buildings architecture looks a little out of place, but I think that adds to its charm. We stopped here and sat and chilled for a while during the heat of...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The church was designed by architectural styles of Europe. Defer to Paris Lady chapel's pattern with firmament curvature domes, latus, upward. paintings by very beautiful stained glass. Central square in front of ancient churches Marian.

Thank Lim1006
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the visit for a moment of quiet time in busy Hanoi. It is a beautiful Catholic Cathedral. When there are no services going on, you can go in through the side door and enjoy the beautiful statues and stained glass windows.

Thank spoiledrotten1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Undoubtedly worth bringing your digital camera remain along for good quality night shots. It's beautiful. You can't go inside so have a number of photos and also avoid the touts advertising you stuff. I truly understand what else to say.

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you plan to walk around Hanoi like we did, it's a worthwhile visit to appreciate the French influence in the city. The plaza in front of the church was lovely. Some nice little shops and restaurants on the side. There was one boutique just...More

Thank Sinag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As w all our travels, we endeavour to immerse ourselves w the locals .. attending sunday mass (conducted in vietnamese) at the St. Joseph's Cathedral .. on Nha Tho Street in the Hoàn Kiếm District .. consecrated December 24, 1886 ... it's a beautiful late...More

Thank Susan188
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area of Hanoi to wander around and enjoy a sweet strong coffee. Part of the legacy of the French.... Catholicism and a taste for strong sweet coffee .

Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a beautiful cathedral right in downtown. You don’t have to plan a specific trip for it! Good to see, but don’t go out of way for it.

Thank 205sakshij
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a tour with electric car and yes whilst it was not the best of tours we at least got to see some parts of Hanoi that is not included in ourvtour like this beautiful cathedral. Pity our guide could notvtell us much about...More

Thank mvtouring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church, that needs some love and care on the outside. Inside it is marvellous, and worth a visit.

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December 30, 2017|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
It is not a full sung mass. There are hymns and these are accompanied by the cathedral organ.
September 25, 2017|
Response from Arnauld M | Reviewed this property |
woman museum Really nice also. if you need more information about hue i can help you. Have a nice trip in Vietnam
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