Saint Joseph Cathedral

Saint Joseph Cathedral, positioned at 40 Nha Chung street, Hanoi, is a Roman Catholic cathedral with neo - gothic fashion, which was constructed about 120 years ago.

Saint Joseph CathedralIn 1882, after the French army conquered Hanoi, the cathedral was constructed and accomplished in 1886. The cathedral and Nha Chung area have been constructed on the land previously belonging to Bao Thien pagoda, which was constructed below Ly dynasty.

The structure with domes of the cathedral follows the Gothic style and design of Paris Cathedral. It's 64.5m in size, 20.5m in width with two bell towers of 31.5m-height. Although the looks of the cathedral, from the doorways, the colourful window glass, to the non secular work for adornment follows Western model, the primary inside half is adorned in Vietnamese approach with two typical colours yellow and crimson. Outdoors, in entrance of the cathedral is the statue of Mother Maria.

The primary Christmas occurred within the cathedral in 1887. Since then, the cathedral is all the time crowded with a whole lot of individuals together with each Christians and non-Christians on the weekend or throughout non secular holidays like Christmas.

At the moment, profiting from lovely structure and good venue on the heart of the town, the world surrounding the cathedral is all the time filled with a whole lot of native folks and vacationers hanging out with pals for consuming, speaking, and watching the road.

Nha Chung Street now turns into the “Lemon Tea” street, a well-liked gathering place to many children in Hanoi, and residential to eye-catching memento retailers and Western style restaurants. It's not solely the holly place for Christian hold their marriage ceremony, but additionally an important venue for non- non secular grooms and brides to take good marriage ceremony photographs.

Easy methods to get there

From Hoan Kiem Lake head to Cling Gai Avenue, preserve going till you attain Ly Quoc Su Avenue on the left hand facet. Stroll cross Ly Quoc Su and you'll attain Nha Chung – the Cathedral is the connecting level of those two streets.