Nhà Thờ Lớn (St. Joseph's Cathedral) - Things To Do in Hanoi - LikeALocal Guide

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Nhà Thờ Lớn (St. Joseph's Cathedral)

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Why locals love it

As interesting outside as inside the Cathedral marks the boundary of the Old and French Quarters in Hanoi. The front courtyard is a favorite for wedding photos and there are always throngs of people, very fun and interesting. Walk around the side to enter and you will be wrapped in the cool quiet of a traditional cathedral.

Why you should visit it

This place in itself is stunning. A little run-down, but nonetheless, very beautiful. Do come at a time when you can visit the interior as well; it is just as impressive. Significant icon of Vietnamese history as well.

Special tip

A pretty impressive cathedral and a very popular hangout for both young and old. Great architecture and well looked after.

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The cathedral is a small island in the middle of the vibrant city that is Hanoi. The contrast between the surrounding and the Cathedral was quite stark. There was a mass going on while I was there and I entered to see how lovely the inside of the cathedral was.
Local Guru
April 5, 2019

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