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St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi

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#6 of 38 in Historic Sites in Hanoi
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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Explore a Catholic spiritual haven designed in the Neo-Gothic style at St. Joseph's Cathedral. Built more than 120 years ago with stone slabs and bricks, the structure resembles Notre Dame in Paris and represents one of earliest structures erected by the French colonialists. As you arrive at the site, notice the two square-shaped towers, each fitted with five bells. Inside, observe arched windows fitted with stained glass, and notice how the vaulted ceiling resembles those constructed in medieval Europe. Expect limited visiting hours, especially during religious ceremonies. Plan to visit St. Joseph's Cathedral and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Hanoi attractions using our Hanoi online trip planner.
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  • 5th time visit in 12 years. Like this area for the majestic instagramworthy church and the vibrant cafes in the neighbourhood. I see now they have some nice benches in the enclosed area in front of... 
    5th time visit in 12 years. Like this area for the majestic instagramworthy church and the vibrant cafes in the neighbourhood. I see now they have some nice benches in the enclosed area in front of...  more »
  • Beautiful church, compound with murals and gardens throughout so it's a fantastic location for photography. Allow everyone to come, attend and experience not only Catholics. Get a coffee or lemon... 
    Beautiful church, compound with murals and gardens throughout so it's a fantastic location for photography. Allow everyone to come, attend and experience not only Catholics. Get a coffee or lemon...  more »

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