Hanoi cathedral has become one of the large religion centers in Vietnam. To visit this big church and know more about local culture, Hanoi tour is a good choice for your plan of discovery Vietnam.
Vietnam is always the peaceful country, which attract many tourists coming to visit every year. When you have a chance to travel to Vietnam, especially to the North, you must not refuse to check in both Hanoi and Sapa.
This is where you can find out about the variety of the natural beauty of sightseeing and culture. Particularly you will enjoy many things in Hanoi that you may have not experience yet. One great destination in this tour is the Hanoi Cathedral.
Discovery Hanoi cathedral through Hanoi City tour
Hanoi is one of the largest cities of Vietnam. This is one of the two most important economic center of the countries. Many crucial events are run here. Especially Hanoi is the tourist place that is loved by many people coming from all over the world. It is because of it’s the beauty of both culture and history. The Hanoi cathedral is the cultural and religion symbol of this city. So you should not skip this place when you are on a tours in Hanoi.
The Hanoi Cathedral is located at 40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong street, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi. It has a Gothic Revival architecture. And here is the practice place of Roman Catholicism.
Hanoi Cathedral is free to entry for visitors. The opening hour for weekdays is from 5h30 AM to 18h15 PM. On Saturday the church closes 15 minutes earlier.
For Sunday, the church organizes a French ceremony at 5AM, 7AM, 11AM; a kid ceremony at 16PM and young adult ceremony at 18 and 20 PM.
19 March each year is the day of St. Giuse ceremony.
The long history of Hanoi church
Initially, the church was built of wood. And was reserved for religious activities. By 1884 people began to build more spacious with terracotta tiles for the church. Despite many difficulties in the process of construction, but the church was completed in time for Christmas in 1888. Although officially it was known as St. Joseph’s Cathedral, people and visitors still call it the Cathedral. Perhaps it’s because of the scale and uniqueness of the architecture of the church. Which has made people think of this name.
Over the many ups and downs of history, the Cathedral is considered as the witness of many transformations of Hanoi over the past three centuries. Although there are many modern works that have appeared in modern time, the Cathedral is still a remarkable architectural work. One that has made a special mark in the hearts of Hanoians and tourists alike. In the ranking of the best tourist attractions in Hanoi, published by Origin Vietnam, the Cathedral always occupies a special place.
The featured architecture of Hanoi Cathedral
Hanoi Cathedral is designed in the style of medieval Gothic architecture in Europe. This is a very popular architecture in the 12th century, the time of Renaissance in Europe.
In general, the Cathedral looks like the parish church of Notre Dame. That is the Catholic church that represents the Gothic style in France. The main materials used to build the church are terracotta tiles and mule paper. Generally, the church is about 65m long, about 21m wide, with two high tower 32m. With such height, it is more than enough for visitors to see the magnificence, majesty of this cathedral. At the top of the church there is a stone crucifix. Below is a clock and a statue. Which is the highlight of the church architecture.
With its unique and ancient architecture, the Church always has a strange attraction to many visitors when arriving in Hanoi. At this point, visitors not only see a beautiful architecture but also learn about the activities of Catholics.
How to go to the Hanoi Cathedral?
The best way to go to Hanoi Cathedral is by foot. That way you can truly enjoy the vibe and aura around the church. A fantastic way is go on a Hanoi bus tour then stop by near the Hanoi Cathedral. You can take the 09, 14. 36 buses to reach Hoan Kiem lake, then take a short walk to the church. Or you can take the Phu Doan – Au Trieu route, by taking the bus 01 to Trieu Quoc Dat or the bus 02 to Trang Thi.
Hanoi tour to Cathedral is an unforgettable experience during your trip to Vietnam. You can have good meals with local specialty and you can also come and see many famous structures. Hanoi cathedral is the place that you should come and visit.
If you would like to visit Hanoi Cathedral, you can contact Origin Vietnam to book this tour.