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Saint Sophia Cathedral

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No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
+86 451 8467 9456
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 3, 2005

I visited the church in the summer of 2005. It is a beautiful building and well worth taking the time to see. Inside there are paintings and some enlarged photos that are interesting. I think its a must see when in Harbin.

5  Thank Hunt4life
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

This church is nice for a photo outside whilst in Harbin, and inside photos chart a history of Harbin. There are some interesting photos but it would be much better if there were some translations in places. The interactive screens do have English, but that's...More

5  Thank chammp
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard about it for a long time and when I finally went to Harbin the Cathedral was closed for renovation and won't reopen until sometime next year. However, the fence around it was posted with giant pictures of the church and that gave people a...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The church is unfortunately right now under renovation and most of the building is covered, not much to see. The renovation is past due, so I’m happy they finally get into it and next time I get to Harbin would be nice to see the...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2018

Perhaps no one really looked after the interior of this place after the Russian occupation ended. It's lovely from the outside, and quite empty - almost rundown, inside. The peeled paints and the empty hall is like telling the story, of the era of revolutions.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Well , well is a pity because is a ver very interesting church but is remodeling right now. I don’t really know until when sorry Bye now

2  Thank alejandrov641
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is very picturesque. However, early July 2018, outside is covered by scaffolding, so temporarily not picturesque. The square is still alive with people for people watching. Was here in January 2018, no scaffolding, but it was obviously winter and VERY COLD. In July, warm...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Architecturally attractive from.the inside but a disappointment after you pay a fee to enter. The pews are removed and what you see are mostly pictures of old Harbin. The dome and aged walls gives you an idea of how old the church is but if...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed June 25, 2018

the cathedral is in a state of decay. Scaffolding was being erected around the outside during our visit, so hopefully they are carrying out renovations. The inside is an exhibition of photographs of Harbin. There is a nice painting of the last supper. wall frescos...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

The buildings are great but not really has much different compared with other cathedral. You wouldnt be able to take picture without strangers on the background though. It is very crowded. However, I couldnt tell if there is some activities we can do there, since...More

Thank linellintan
Reviewed April 20, 2018

The Saint Sophia Cathedral is a beautiful old church just a few blocks from the shopping street. No visit to Harbin would be complete without a stop her.

Thank GeorgeN459
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Russian structure. Didnt enter into the cathedral. Just outside for a few shots. Structure is intricate.

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