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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 0477
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This French-built cathedral occupies scenic Paris Square in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average32%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“post office” (814 reviews)
“from france” (145 reviews)
“nice church” (84 reviews)
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Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 0477
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As luck would have it, the cathedral is under a 3-year long reconstruction project so we were not able to go inside. On the fence outside, there are posters of the way the exterior and interior of the church looked over the years. The exterior...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 6 days ago

No doubt this is a great cathedral to visit however a word or caution. At this stage all you will see is the outside of the building and lots of scaffolding. Not worth taking a photo as scaffolding spoils it - buy a postcard instead....More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Notre dame basilica easy to find at central town, so nice design . Great place for the photographer. The best time visit that during on sunday at 8-9am.

1  Thank kane k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently it is restored every 20 years and is currently covered in scaffolding so didn’t see it at its best, but still a lovely building and worth a wonder past. Didn’t go in as couldn’t find an entrance open.

Thank Salcheltenham
Reviewed 1 week ago

After we'd checked into our hotel (District 1), we went on a wander that took us past the Cathedral - worth it if you can plot it on your journey, but unless you're extremely into church / cathedral architecture I would go out of your...More

Thank Snake_Toad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral still serves as a religious institution for the local population. The best time to visit is during Sunday mass at 09:30. As with any holy places around the world, do dress appropriately and refrain from disturbing the worshippers when you’re exploring...More

Thank iamAldonLopez
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice building worth seeing and taking pictures. I like how it mismatches with the rest of the architecture.

Thank Dominikam1991
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many years trying to get original materials off the French they can finally start renovating this beautiful building. Unfortunately we visited on a Saturday and were unable to go inside, I believe midweek you can go inside.

Thank Djr444
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is smaller version of the Paris cathedral. It’s being restored after years of neglect. It’s part of central Saigon so you can walk to several locations without a problem.

Thank J B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s nicely designed and centrally placed with how the road navigates around and with the beautiful old post office next to it, was funny to see donut king, maccas, coffee bean surrounding it, as we hadn’t seen much of the chains elsewhere.

Thank Iggies64
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John C
17 November 2017|
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Response from FoodyInstinct | Reviewed this property |
Closed due to renovations.
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20 January 2017|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
If you have a chance to take a look inside, then remember to enter the sided gate, which is open every day while the main gate opens only during Sunday Mass. Many tourists visiting Notre Dame Cathedral would like to attend... More
Rowena C
31 July 2016|
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Response from John V | Reviewed this property |
9:30am on Sunday's is in English