The cathedral is situated west of Hoàn Kiếm Lake , 40 Nha Chung, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi in a small square within the Hanoi Old Quarter. It is the oldest church in Hanoi.
The cathedral is situated west of Hoàn Kiếm Lake, 40 Nha Chung, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi in a small square within the Hanoi Old Quarter. It is the oldest church in Hanoi. The church was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886.
Its design is similar to the architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Built with stone slabs and in brick with concrete facing, the façade consists of two towers, square in shape, rising to a height of 103 ft (31 m) and each tower fitted with five bells.
The streets and the square around the Cathedral are truly attractive in the Hanoi Old Quarter area
The special thing is that space around Hanoi Cathedral is an ideal meeting place for local residents in Hanoi, especially youngsters, to get away from the bustle and noise of the city.
Tourist can stop for a coffee at one of the cafes around the Cathedral to observe if you cannot enter into the Cathedral.
Monday to Friday: 5:30 am and 6:15 pm
Saturday: 5:30 am and 6:00 pm.
Sunday: 5:00, 7:00, and 9:00 am; noon; 4:00 and 6:00 pm.
Open: 5 am to 12:00 noon, 2 pm to 7:30 pm.
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