Visit the 132-year-old cathedral in Hanoi capital

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Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Hanoi is home to a large number of must-see attractions.

Visit the 132-year-old cathedral in Hanoi capital
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Located in the center of the capital (40 Nha Chung, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi), Saint Joseph Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral. It was built in 1886 in the neo-gothic style by the French and completed in 1887.

Saint Joseph Cathedral is one of the most recognizable sights in the city. It has an open generally empty plaza that is sided by shops and restaurants. The cathedral itself has a striking presence with its two large square towers and can be visited any day of the week, making a quiet escape from the noisy Hanoi streets.

The streets and the square around the Cathedral are truly attractive in the Old City area. There is a statue of Mary in front, and the stores and shops are brightly and colorfully lit.

The cathedral is used for mass at sunrise and sunset every day, and you can visit the cathedral during the opening hours. This cathedral is a destination that you should visit on the occasion of Christmas.

This 132-year-old cathedral is not just a place of worship, it’s also a hip spot for young Vietnamese to meet up over lemon ice tea and sunflower seeds. It is very suitable for taking pictures; Especially at Christmas with decorated pine trees and hang many colorful lights. 

If you are planning to excursion Hanoi. Do not forget to check out the Saint Joseph Cathedral Hanoi Mass Schedule as well as share useful to have the most complete and memorable tour.

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