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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 0477
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This French-built cathedral occupies scenic Paris Square in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average32%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“post office” (736 reviews)
“from france” (137 reviews)
“nice church” (77 reviews)
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Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 0477
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went a little too early, I presume you can go inside. The external architecture is lovely and worth a look. The small garden in front is lovely and there are some interesting coloured pigeons hanging around. Worth the walk to have a look.

Thank jackzali
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting Vietnam, I do suggest you do some sightseeing as there's a lot of history here. We went during the summer so it was extremely HOT. My only suggestion is to try to find a English tour guide. You will find a...More

Thank zand1984
Reviewed 2 days ago

My better half and I visited this famous and one of the most recognizable landmarks in Ho Chi Minh City recently. Its official name is Saigon Notre Dame Basilica after being conferred the basilica status by the Pope in 1962. This Roman Catholic Church was...More

Thank csChai
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As this was next door to the post office we popped in, a large section is cordoned off for those who wish to worship and you have to respect those by being quiet and not snap them in their moment of pray although some visitors...More

Thank Nicky C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the must-sees in Ho Chi Minh City. The cathedral is located in the middle of the city not far from other attractions such as the General Post Office, the Opera House, Dong Khoi Street, etc. It is the epitome of the...More

Thank Little_Bird2003
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Parts of Saigon that are Parisian. Was at the Notre Dame last year. Did bring back memories of being Paris, but with a lot more heat. Would be much better if they let us into the building for a walk around.

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The church is located in the city center, very accessible.The church has a long history and is associated with the city's urban development history. Around is the ancient architectural complex like the post office, statue. On weekend, people always come and pray in the church....More

Thank Thang N
Reviewed 4 days ago

the architecture outside is very classic french which shows the relationship between France and Vietnam. Such a beautiful Cathedral.

Thank Cecelia T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beautiful. Only piece of advice, go early as early as you can as once the crowds start forming, you won't be able to enjoy the suttle beauty and magnificence of the cathedral. It's pristine located next to the Opera House & the Post Office...More

Thank lynn n
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the must visit place when you are on the trip in Vietnam. With the great architecture, beside of the central post office, being one stop destination for tourist.

Thank novirita
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Does anyone have info on the schedule of Saturday and Sunday mass in Notre dame cathedral Saigon ?
19 January 2017|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
Sunday Mass is split into several time schedules, including 5.30 AM to 6.30 AM, 7.30 AM to 9.30 AM, 4.00 PM to 5.15 PM, and 5.15 PM to 6.30 PM, which include both in English and Vietnamese. Not sure about Saturday. Regards More
Rowena C
Is there an English Sunday Mass at this Cathedral? What time is the Mass?
30 July 2016|
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Response from John V | Reviewed this property |
9:30am on Sunday's is in English