Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh

In a quiet nook of bustling downtown Ho Chi Minh City stands Notre Dame Cathedral, the one remaining stronghold of Catholicism within the largely Buddhist Vietnam.

Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Constructed within the late 1880s by French colonists, it was previously referred to as Saigon Church. The identify Notre Dame was given after the set up of the statue ‘Peaceful Notre Dame’ in 1959. In 1962, the Vatican conferred the Cathedral standing as a basilica and gave it the official identify of Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

In a quiet nook of bustling downtown Ho Chi Minh City stands Notre Dame Cathedral, the one remaining stronghold of Catholicism within the largely Buddhist Vietnam.

Constructed within the late 1880s by French colonists, it was previously referred to as Saigon Church. The identify Notre Dame was given after the set up of the statue ‘Peaceful Notre Dame’ in 1959. In 1962, the Vatican conferred the Cathedral standing as a basilica and gave it the official identify of Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Produced from pink bricks imported from France, the neo-Romanesque construction is 60 metres tall and has two towers containing six bronze bells. In entrance of the Cathedral stands a statue of the Virgin Mary, made in Rome from Italian marble, which was reputed to have shed tears in 2005.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a working non secular place the place plenty are held every Sunday.

Opening Hours: Paris Square, District 1

Location: Paris Square, District 1