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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Closed Now: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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This French-built cathedral occupies scenic Paris Square in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 0477
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Reviewed today

Beautiful building with interesting history, but currently under renovation so only the outside could be visited. Worth stopping by, but don't set aside a lot of time right now.

Thank sean h
Reviewed yesterday

Must have been built during the French occupation. It feels strange that the communist government allows the church to remain open. It's size, location and stature give prominence to the past colonial master as there are no other religious buildings that match it.

Thank RenWater70
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is under construction and only walked by but the walls they have around it for construction have the story of the Cathedral on them.

Thank rdoug
Reviewed 5 days ago

Disappointed to get there and find that we could not get in as the Cathedral was being renovated. When you get up close you can see why. Still not bad to have a walk around the outside. It is in a fairly central place next...More

Thank HelenJB18
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It does look like Notre Dame in France but this looks newer and cheerful due to the colour of the bricks. During my visit, it was under renovation so didn't managed to see the inside. It in District 1 and a stone's throw away from...More

Thank Berrymerlina R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent an afternoon walking around Ho Chi Minh City finding the “must-see” sights but tourists. We were looking forward to seeing the cathedral the most so we were very disappointed when we got there and realised it’s covered in scaffolding. Hardly gave us the...More

Thank Frankie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It sucks when you are used to churches in europe... Its like a Simone church, nothing to compare with the real One in Paris, trying to looks like european people,

Thank Giordano F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Built in the typical French neogothic colonial style. It is built with red bricks. It sounds a bit strange in the hot humid climate of Ho Chi Minh . It is currently under deep refurbishing and the visits are not allowed . It is possible...More

Thank PF P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only able to view from outside as there are renovations going on, so scaffold etc. Still good for a photo opportunity from outside.

Thank RednAnnie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there evening so we didn't see much of the area. please avoid going there at night and maybe they can add lights to it so even at night tourist might able to see it.

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Asanka F
August 15, 2018|
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Response from AMC286 | Reviewed this property |
The church is under renovation but mass was delayed at 9:30 am
John C
November 17, 2017|
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Response from FoodyInstinct | Reviewed this property |
Closed due to renovations.
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January 19, 2017|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
If you have a chance to take a look inside, then remember to enter the sided gate, which is open every day while the main gate opens only during Sunday Mass. Many tourists visiting Notre Dame Cathedral would like to attend... More