Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Ben Nghe, tp. Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +84-838220477
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Memorial, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture , Cathedral
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About Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City

The Notre Dame cathedral romances the city’s skyline with it’s 40m high square towers. This cathedral is dedicated to Virgin Mary and wht a tribute it is! With brilliant architecture and stained glass interiors, the cathedral is a shining example from the Romanesque era.

Notre Dame Cathedral Information

  • The English mass takes place on Sundays at 9:30 am.
  • You can take pictures of and see only certain parts of the church.

How To reach Notre Dame Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Nearest bus stop: 1 Cong xa Paris.

Restaurants Near Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Nha Hang Banh Pizza Hut
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Kcafe Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting Notre Dame Cathedral

  • 95% of people who visit Ho Chi Minh City include Notre Dame Cathedral in their plan

  • 32.97% of people start their Notre Dame Cathedral visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Notre Dame Cathedral

Monday, Thursday and Friday

51.05% of people prefer walking in order to reach Notre Dame Cathedral

People normally club together War Remnants Museum and Pham Ngu Lao Street while planning their visit to Notre Dame Cathedral.

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

Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh City Reviews

  • Beautiful place to visit while in Ho Chi Minh City. Such a nice church. After you take a look inside, sit outside and gaze at the church while looking at the bustling city moving around you. Beat the heat and buy an ice cream from a nearby mobile vendor.

  • 8th March 2018 Still closed due to renovation “Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.”

  • Notre Dam cathedral. The place is considered as the most beautiful French Gothic architecture in Vietnam. Inside I did enjoyed the craving at the entrance, stunning stained glass, ornate ceiling, several paintings and statues. It is a chill place to visit its history, good for potential picture taken and the entrance is free. The place only open during weekends.

  • UNDERGOING REPAIRS on 19/01/2018 I was very keen to visit the Notre Dame Cathedral during my visit to Saigon. After checking in to the nearby Oscar Saigon Hotel my wife and I walked up the short distance of about a kilometre from the hotel to the cathedral. However to my dismay, the cathedral was closed to visitors as there are extensive repairs being carried out. I had to be satisfied with a view of the cathedral from outside. I was told that it may be open to worshippers on Sunday 20th. Unfortunately it was not. The statue of Virgin Mary in the garden in front of the cathedral is blissful. It is said to have performed a miracle in shedding tears in 2005. People still come here in the hope of seeing this miracle all over again! I am told that this cathedral had been built by the French with all the material required having been brought from France. The outer bricks still maintain their original colour. The bell towers are tall and said to be about 58 metres. This is one of the few strongholds of Catholicism in a largely Buddhist Vietnam. I wish I could have ventured in. Hopefully I would visit Ho Chi Ming City Again! The road between the cathedral and the nearby old post office is a lively place. I found girls modelling on the road!! However though I would wish to give a higher rating, it would not be fair as I could not go inside. The three star rating is for the Virgin Mary statue!

  • Very beautiful French cathedral in the heart of Ho Chi Minh city. Must visit this place when you go there. Unfortunally it's under construction when i was there. I don't know the inside part of the cathedral

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