Ѕаіgоn Νоtrе Dаmе Саthеdrаl, buіlt іn thе lаtе 1880s bу Frеnсh соlоnіsts, іs оnе оf thе fеw rеmаіnіng strоnghоlds оf Саthоlісіsm іn thе lаrgеlу Вuddhіst Vіеtnаm. Lосаtеd іn Раrіs Ѕquаrе, thе nаmе Νоtrе Dаmе wаs gіvеn аftеr thе іnstаllаtіоn оf thе stаtuе ‘Реасеful Νоtrе Dаmе’ іn 1959.
Notre Dame Cathedral is a lovely cathedral that resemble the one in Paris. Its a certainly a place to admire and a wonderful place to worship at. This church is still being used today and is located in the heart of Saigon. The original material was shipped from France to build it. However since the war, many of the materials were replaced by tiles made in Vietnam
Love this cathedral! It looks literally like the on in Paris but it is smaller. Ho Chi Minh City Notre Dame is not impressive from the inside but looks amazing from the outside. It has different design than all the other buildings, so you don't have to be an architecture lover to tell that it was built by colonizers not Viets.
Such a beautiful landmark, is the Notre Dame Cathedral. In fact, the cathedral is so iconic, we took photos here as part of our wedding engagement photos! I love how the European architecture stands in stark contrast to the city of Asian influences, like it's on an island of its own! A must-see for any tourist!
What a beautiful cathedral! The area around this cathedral is also very nice, it's like being in a European city!!
Nightly activities for youth, including coffee, tea with friends around the area
The neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, near the intersection of Dong Khoi and Nguyen Du streets (still in District 1) was constructed between 1877 and 1883 using bricks from Marseilles and stained-glass windows from Chartres. The towers loom over a large white statue of the Virgin Mary and the nearby Saigon Post Office. It was very serene inside the cathedral and I was tempted to sit down in one of the wooden pews but hesitated as there was an ongoing mass. I walked towards the right side of the entrance door and found Saint Anthony, who is usually invoked for the recovery of lost items (and lost loves?)
While Notre Dame Cathedral does not match the grandeur and beauty of the original version in Paris, this one is pretty prominent and serves as an important church for the Catholics in Saigon. It is also right next to a very famous post office, which was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the man who designed the Eiffel Tower.
This was quite interesting to visit the church here. It looks like Europe but it is smaller. Anyway, the surrounding is quite and good.