Notre Dame Cathedral

Located at the heart in Ho Chi Minh City downtown, Notre Dame Cathedral is said to be the top spot for for those who wish to ease their mind from stresses of daily life and immerse in tranquil atmosphere of religious buildings. 

Being a historical construction which offerings photogenic scenery in the middle of Saigon center, Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most popular landmarks for tourists to visit from all over the world.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

The cathedral was established between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists. The name given thanks to the installation of the Peaceful Notre Dame statue in front of it. The 2 bell towers are almost 60 meters high and designed with neo-Romanesque.

If the red bricks make the building look outstanding in the modern city, then the inside view offers more of a tourist attraction. Designed with neo-Romanesque style, the holy place looks enchanting and solemn with colorful stone paintings, dark walls, etc. The cathedral is open for visiting from Monday to Saturday, 8AM – 11AM and 2PM – 4PM, entering through the sided gate. If you would like to attend the mass, you should check the schedule before coming. There is an English mass on Sunday at 9:30AM for tourists and travelers to join also.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Inside The Catheral

Visiting Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, tourists are welcomed to take photographs around the place with beautiful park and statue of Notre Dame in the front. However, you should show respect to the holy place by dressing conservatively and don’t take photos inside the hall.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

After wandering and taking nice photographs with the Notre Dame Cathedral, you can enjoy the city center’s atmosphere around with variety of premium coffee shops to local sidewalk coffee vendors. The locals often feed the doves landing around the area, which attracts many of them coming in every day. Seeing this view is worth your while, definitely.

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