Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

#2 of 37 in Historic Sites in Ho Chi Minh City
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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon stands as a testament to the impact of the French culture and Christian civilization on Indochina. The neo-Romanesque red-brick cathedral was considered the most beautiful church in the French colonies at the time it was built (between 1877 and 1883). The two belfries, which were added in 1895, rise to the height of 60 m (190 ft). See some of the original stained-glass windows inside the entrance and the devotional tablets on interior walls. The cathedral was the center of media attention in 2005, when thousands of devotees flocked around the Virgin Mary statue that reportedly shed tears in front of the main entrance. Plan a trip to Ho Chi Minh City easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Simply lovely mass service in English. Made me miss home even more so but was ever so glad I went. Truly loving service and the choir were fantastic  more »
  • In downtown Ho Chi Minh City, an important remnant of the French colonial period in Vietnam - the "Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception", most commonly known as "Notre-Dame...  more »
  • Lovely architecture and an iconic place. I only got the chance to see the outside of the Cathedral as it was closed for renovations. It is in the middle of hustle and bustle of District 1. There are few more lovely attractions around, so schedule it wisely to save some time on the road and please don’t get hit by a scooter.
  • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the late 1880s by French colonists, is one of the few remaining strongholds of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam. Located in Paris Square, the name Notre Dame was given after the installation of the statue ‘Peaceful Notre Dame’ in 1959. In 1962, the Vatican conferred the Cathedral status as a basilica and gave it the official name of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. Measuring almost 60 metres in height, the cathedral’s distinctive neo-Romanesque features include the all-red brick façade (which were imported from Marseille), stained glass windows, two bell towers containing six bronze bells that still ring to this day, and a peaceful garden setting in the middle of downtown Ho Chi Minh City District 1. Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn, được xây dựng vào cuối những năm 1880 bởi thực dân Pháp, là một trong số ít thành trì còn lại của Công giáo trong Phật giáo Việt Nam. Nằm ở quảng trường Paris, cái tên Notre Dame đã được đặt sau khi lắp đặt bức tượng Notre Nhà thờ Đức Bà yên bình vào năm 1959. Năm 1962, Vatican đã phong tặng Nhà thờ là một vương cung thánh đường và đặt cho nó tên chính thức của Nhà thờ Đức Bà Nhà thờ Đức Bà. Với chiều cao gần 60 mét, các đặc điểm tân La Mã đặc trưng của nhà thờ bao gồm mặt tiền bằng gạch đỏ (được nhập khẩu từ Marseille), cửa sổ kính màu, hai tháp chuông chứa sáu chiếc chuông đồng vẫn vang lên cho đến ngày nay và yên bình khu vườn nằm giữa trung tâm thành phố Hồ Chí Minh Quận 1.

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