Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh

Notre Dame Cathedral (formerly Saigon Church) silently stands in a quiet corner of bustling downtown Ho Chi Minh City, but one of the most attractive places.

Notre Dame Cathedral was constructed in the late 1880s by French colonists. It was formerly called Saigon Church. In 1959, after the installation of the statue ‘Peaceful Notre Dame’, the name Notre Dame was given. In 1962, the Vatican conferred the Cathedral status as a basilica and named it officially Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.




Notre Dame Cathedral silently stands in a quiet corner of bustling downtown Ho Chi Minh City, but one of the most attractive places. It is the one remaining stronghold of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam.




Notre Dame Cathedral Highlights

The Virgin Mary statue stands in front of the Cathedral, made in Rome from Italian marble, which was reputed to have shed tears in 2005. The Cathedral was made from red bricks imported from France. This neo-Romanesque structure is 60 metres tall and has two towers containing six bronze bells.

Notre Dame Cathedral is a working religious place where masses are held every Sunday.

Opening Hours: 8 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 4 PM daily.

Weekday Mass: 5.30 AM and 5.30 PM.

Every Sunday: 5.30 AM; 6.45 AM; 8 AM; 9.30 AM; 4.00 PM; 5.30 PM; 6.30 PM. Every Sunday, 9.30 AM Mass is in English.

Location: Paris Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

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