Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral
3.5
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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This place is temporarily closed. This French-built cathedral occupies scenic Paris Square in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
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  • Zfy Ed
    Singapore, Singapore8,654 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice but the cathedral is under renovation
    We have been to HCMC many times and have visited this place on several occasions though not every time. It is one of the key landmarks in District 1. But in our recent visit, we have dropped by this place again as my cousins were visiting the city for the first time. It's nice but the cathedral is under renovation and could not see the cathedral building clearly. Masses were still being conducted. It was Sunday and the place was crowded with Parisers and visitors. It was drizzling then and so we cameby here after visiting the GPO opposite the road for a photostop. Still nice and serene with many flowers around.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 September 2023
  • 1travelex
    Estes Park, Colorado35 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It should be beautiful once complete
    In October 2023, Notre Dame Cathedral was under a 10-year renovation, but you could attend mass. The times are on a sign at the front of the church at the gate to the construction site. Friday night mass was 35 minutes with a choir. A large church supply/book store and the beautiful Runam d'Or cafe are across the street from the cathedral. The interior of the cathedral is underwhelming when compared to other cathedrals. The Catholic Church needs to pour some money into it to help it reach its potential. There is no wifi in or around the cathedral to get a taxi after mass during heavy rain.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Seaside55511223672
    Miami, Florida8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Marvel of Architecture in Saigon
    Duc Ba Cathedral in Saigon is a true architectural marvel! The stunning design and rich history make it a must-visit. The intricate details and serene atmosphere create a memorable experience. Highly recommended for those exploring Saigon's cultural gems.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,214 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    still under renovation for years
    i visited Notre Dame cathedral in 2017, that time already under renovation, but only the back of the building, still can see the facade of the building, after few years, when i had my 9 days trip to HCM city in 2023,i came here again, it is still under renovation, but this time, cant see the facade of it, only the back can be seen, and also cant go inside the church. so i just took some pics of the St.Mary statute oustide the church.it is erected in front of the building,solemn and merciful. will come here again,hope that time ,can see the whole building and also can go inside the church.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 February 2024
  • CanisHan
    Seoul, South Korea24,072 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a shame I couldn't see the inside because it was under construction
    C ( 24.03.10 ) On the outside, it is a very beautiful and magnificent cathedral. At the entrance, it was in harmony with the statue of Mary, and it was a shame that I could not see the inside because it was under construction. I really want to see the inside when I get the next opportunity, so I moved to another place with regret.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 March 2024
  • LolaGo1
    Washington DC, District of Columbia6,561 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Attended 2024 Easter Sunday Mass Here!
    The Cathedral is currently renovating its exteriors so all one sees are the scalffoldings. It was crowded when I visited it on Easter Sumday. I asked some people seated next to me about the time of the mass and what language would be used. Learned that It would start at 9:30 am and language to be used is English. After the mass, I walked behind the Altar area. There are statues of saints in this area as well as in both sides of the front section. Outside are small gardens with flowering plants and a statue of Mary.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 March 2024
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JanLinksGroningen
Groningen, The Netherlands1,451 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Nice big church, it’s more beautifull from The outside, The inside is dark. The area around The church is nice! Love this site
Written 16 April 2024
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,561 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The Cathedral is currently renovating its exteriors so all one sees are the scalffoldings. It was crowded when I visited it on Easter Sumday. I asked some people seated next to me about the time of the mass and what language would be used. Learned that It would start at 9:30 am and language to be used is English.

After the mass, I walked behind the Altar area. There are statues of saints in this area as well as in both sides of the front section. Outside are small gardens with flowering plants and a statue of Mary.
Written 31 March 2024
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,335 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Unfortunately still under renovation, this seems to be a major overhaul coz it was already like this on my last visit some years ago:-(
Written 22 March 2024
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CanisHan
Seoul, South Korea24,072 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
C ( 24.03.10 )
On the outside, it is a very beautiful and magnificent cathedral. At the entrance, it was in harmony with the statue of Mary, and it was a shame that I could not see the inside because it was under construction. I really want to see the inside when I get the next opportunity, so I moved to another place with regret.
Written 12 March 2024
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MartaA
Medellin, Colombia4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What a pitty… the cathedral is under construction (remodeling I guess), so you can view nothing!!!! It was disappointing and sad 😒😒😒
Written 3 March 2024
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,262 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Looks like an impressive building from the outside, but unfortunately it was completely closed (Feb 2024) for renovation work. Even the outside of the building is covered in scaffolding
Written 29 February 2024
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
i visited Notre Dame cathedral in 2017, that time already under renovation, but only the back of the building, still can see the facade of the building, after few years, when i had my 9 days trip to HCM city in 2023,i came here again, it is still under renovation, but this time, cant see the facade of it, only the back can be seen, and also cant go inside the church. so i just took some pics of the St.Mary statute oustide the church.it is erected in front of the building,solemn and merciful. will come here again,hope that time ,can see the whole building and also can go inside the church.
Written 1 February 2024
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Seaside55511223672
Miami, FL8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Duc Ba Cathedral in Saigon is a true architectural marvel! The stunning design and rich history make it a must-visit. The intricate details and serene atmosphere create a memorable experience. Highly recommended for those exploring Saigon's cultural gems.
Written 21 January 2024
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Gabby W
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The church was completely covered in scaffolding. Nothing to see and you can't go in. Seems it has been under construction since 2019.
Written 18 January 2024
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Kathy I
Philippines2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The church is still under renovation on the outside, and we cannot go inside. However, it is conveniently located, and once completed, it will be an attractive destination.
Written 17 January 2024
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