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St. Joseph's Cathedral

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 via mobile

It’s a Catholic church located in Hoan Kiem,District of Hanoi. It has a beautiful architecture, and it feels like the church is one of the churches in Europe. It’s surrounded with both locals and tourists, drinking and talking with friends while watching people walking in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I hesitate to review this as a tourist attraction as it is obviously a place of worship. However its good to note that there is a Mass service each Sunday in English at 11.30. We decided to come back for the 11.30 as it is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank srablair
Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting building from the nineteenth century with information about the thousands of Christian martyrs who perished in the country when Christianity was first brought to Indochina.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruralrider2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is very beautiful & very well worth a visit. The Gothic style was excellent. They open every day. There are lots of small coffee shops around there & you can take a seat & enjoy great atmosphere!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank warniezmmarie
Reviewed 1 week ago

its a very nice and cool church located in the heart of the old quarter. u can find it out easily and it gets a super nice look in the night. the small nice garden in front of it with colourful flowers adds a different...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 435jalali
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to St Joseph's as apart of a walking tour we had put together. Unfortunately it was shut when we visited but just to stand outside and admire it's grandeur and architecture was epic in itself. It's a busy little area with lots of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stardust_Wanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This took us a bit of a walk to find as some of the smaller streets practically took us in circles trying to find the church. Looks a bit grim from the outside, like it needs a good powerhose or something. Inside was a different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 888wanderlusting888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It’s an interesting site, a cathedral in the heart of the old town, a mixture between different cultures in the old city of Hanoi. Plenty of comfortable small hotels and cosy restaurants in the narrow streets of the neighbourhood, a bit away from the chaotic...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daniela_Jorgi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice quiet place, only wish the tourist will respect the signs in place. It's great that this great cathedral is still standing, and hopefully they have sufficient funds to maintain or even restore it in the future.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FrequentTrooper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A truely beautiful and historic cathedral about 150 years old. Inside is adorned with stained glass and murals also gold statues and fittings. The day I was there there was a service and we watched and listened to a beautiful choir of young girls playing...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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30 December 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.
26 September 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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