St Joseph's Cathedral

Currently Open [Closes at 07:30 pm]
  • Address: 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam, Hanoi
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Cathedral

St Joseph's Cathedral - Review

Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors. The centre of Catholicism in Hanoi is the beautifully decrepit neo-Gothic, St Joseph’s Cathedral. Built in the early days of the colony at the expense of a revered pagoda that was demolished in the name of France's mission civilisatrice, St Joseph’s opened its doors to worshippers in 1886. Many of the buildings in and around the area were built in the service of the cathedral in the late 19th century.

Although the church interiors and exteriors are in a state of decay, it is worth noting the profound influence of this church in Vietnamese Catholic culture.

The St. Joseph Cathedral of Hanoi is one of the most astonishing architectural attractions in Vietnam. Being a church, there are no tickets for St. Joseph Cathedral. However, if you wish to understand the architectural importance of this place, you can book tickets for St. Joseph Cathedral tours with us and have an enlightening session. St. Joseph Cathedral ticket prices come along in all range. As you book St. Joseph Cathedral Tickets with us, you get an entry into the world of history and wonder. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Hanoi itinerary 2 days.

St Joseph's Cathedral Information

  • Mass times are listed on a sign on the gates to the left of the cathedral. The main gate is open when Mass is held.Guests are welcome at other times of the day, but must enter via the compound of the Diocese of Hanoi, the entrance to which is a block away at 40 P Nha Chung.
  • Dress conservatively.
  • The adjoining Ly Quoc Su Street area has a number of better souvenir shops.
  • The cathedral conducts mass several times during the day.

How To reach St Joseph's Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Nga 3 Le Thai To - Hang Trong

Restaurants Near St Joseph's Cathedral

  • Nha Hang La Salsa
  • Nha Hang La Place
  • Bich Beo Restaurant

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TripHobo Highlights for St Joseph's Cathedral

  • St Joseph's Cathedral Address: 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam, Hanoi
  • St Joseph's Cathedral Timing: 05:00 am - 07:30 pm
  • St Joseph's Cathedral Price: Free
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Things to Know Before Visiting St Joseph's Cathedral

  • 92.91% of people who visit Hanoi include St Joseph's Cathedral in their plan

  • 38.6% of people start their St Joseph's Cathedral visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see St Joseph's Cathedral

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

72.17% of people prefer walking in order to reach St Joseph's Cathedral

People normally club together Vietnamese Women's Museum and Hoan Kiem Lake while planning their visit to St Joseph's Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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St Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi Reviews

  • A must-visit place you have to come here in Hanoi. You can either just take photos outside or go inside to enjoy the cozy and peaceful atmosphere as well as the kinda-unique architecture. Make sure you check the time before coming, they have a ceremony some days and it will close. List this in your travel itinerary for Hanoi!

  • When in Hanoi, do as Hanoians do. Grab a seat at any street coffee near by. Enjoy a hot coffee and sunflower seeds. Watch how the people enjoy their peaceful life here. Take it slow and let the good times roll.

  • This is the famous and only cathedral in Hanoi. It's right in the center of the backpacker's area and is in the old quarter making it a very interesting area indeed as it is surrounded by small hostels, cafes and noodle shops. They hold regular mass for the small Catholic population of Hanoi.

  • Impressive building when you get there. French heritage clearly visible, with stained glass inside, chapel, French tombstones... worth checking out if you’re in the area for sure.

  • Very lovely place both in the day and night time. The oldest and biggest church in Hanoi. Moreover, many street vendors near by could be good place for you to sit down and experience local culture with some specialties as lemon iced tea or sunflower seeds ^^

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