St. Joseph's Cathedral

St. Joseph's Cathedral, Hanoi

St. Joseph's Cathedral
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
About
Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Louie Boracay
Boracay, Philippines105 contributions
Beautiful Church
Oct 2020 • Couples
I love the vintage design of this church it is surrounded by good restaurants cafés and centrally located if you have time visit this church and pray.
Written 1 September 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines493 contributions
Huge Cathedral
Aug 2020
I went here before the pandemic - After cooling off in Train Street, I took a Grab scooter again and went to Saint Joseph Cathedral. The cathedral is named after Saint Joseph which is the patron saint of Vietnam. This roman catholic church has a Neo-Gothic Style that resembles the Notre Dame De Paris. Numerous shops and boutiques are surrounding this huge cathedral which is worth a visit. Unfortunately, I have a limited time touring around the city as I've to go back to Manila late that night.
Written 9 July 2021
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N21dx
Singapore, Singapore192 contributions
See at Day and Night - St. Joseph's Cathedral
Feb 2020
A beautiful and historic architecture, that needs to be seen during the day and night.
Its simply beautiful. Remember you need to see it twice, one in the day and the other at night. There are a lot of eateries, coffee joints and pubs nearby. You can see them in the panoramic pic.
Written 31 December 2020
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sher88
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia578 contributions
Beautiful church with Christmas decorations outside
Dec 2019
The church was lovely during Christmas period. There were decorations outside and the streets around were lit up. A must visit as the inside was pretty as well.
Written 20 October 2020
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,203 contributions
Beautiful Old Church
Feb 2020
The cathedral was named after Joseph, the patron saint of Vietnam and Indochina.
Construction began in 1886, with the architectural style described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris. It was one of the first structures built by the French colonial government in Indochina when it opened in December 1886. It is the oldest church in Hanoi.
Written 10 June 2020
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Khushbu Mehta
Bengaluru, India2,455 contributions
Awe Inspiring
Feb 2020 • Couples

Again located in the old quarter so its at walking distance from any where in the old quarter. We tried visiting the Church,but it was closed even though we went during opening hours. We had to be happy just looking at it from outside. The gothic architecture just leaves u in Awe. There are a lot of cafes surrounding the church to just hangout
Written 6 June 2020
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,725 contributions
St Joseph's Cathedral
Feb 2020
In the old quarter sits this charming Cathedral. Be cause of the covic19 we were not permitted entry to St. Joseph's Cathedral. Our guide gave us all the facts we needed to know about this gothic looking Cathdral. Come back at night and see it all lit up.
Written 3 May 2020
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skyisblu
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions
Glimpse into the French colonial past
Dec 2019
The architecture of this cathedral is very reminiscent of Notre-Dame in Paris, though the inside is a little more simple in design. Make sure to walk all the way around the back, to see the grotto and other out-buildings - around Christmastime, the decor changes completely, and a large creche is installed outside.
Written 29 April 2020
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Rafe Wood
Perth, Australia268 contributions
West meets East
Oct 2019 • Friends
Very interesting and rustic cathedral in Hanoi. The stained glass windows are beautiful and overall it is worth visiting on a tour!
Written 4 April 2020
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Maria D
Manila19 contributions
Unforgetable Hanoi
Feb 2020
To 4 million Catholics in Hanoi, St. Joseph's Cathedral symbolizes their unwavering faith and religious history. The Cathedral, built similarly to the Notre Dame in Paris, named in honor of St. Joseph, the country's patron saint. Imposing from the outside, which is the only place we were allowed to look at it for our February trip was right smack during the Corona virus scare although Vietnam then just got a clean bill of health. Twice we tried to visit, hoping wecould get a closer view during the day. . Our third evening visit did not disappoint with the spectacular play of lights weaving in and out of every spire, window, bell of its two towers. Just the facade view was gave a moving, memorable experience. Hanoi Hanvet Hotel where we stayed was several minutes away from the Cathedral, shopping and coffee houses.
Written 31 March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Joseph's Cathedral

St. Joseph's Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Sun - Sun 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Mon - Sat 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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