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Notre Dame Cathedral

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

No. 1 Cong Truong Cong xa Paris St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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Avoid the crowds and experience the serene beauty of Notre Dame Cathedral by visiting early in the morning before the tourist rush. Don't forget to check out the stunning stained glass windows, especially during sunset when the colorful lights create a mesmerizing atmosphere.

Considered the biggest church in the city (right above Tan Dinh Church) and one of the most impressive, the Notre Dame Cathedral is a crucial visit on your Ho Chi Minh City tours, whether you're interested in impressive architecture or the historical symbolism to the country! Opposite to the Central Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral is easy to reach, so it's no wonder it's such a popular tourist destination.

This stunning creation was built in bright orange stone and features ornate detailing with twin bell towers (58 meters high!). The interior is quite plain, but a striking feature here is the 3D tiled floor that runs down the central aisle. You’ll likely find the Notre Dame Cathedral on many Ho Chi Minh City travel guides given its rich historical ties and impressive architecture.

How to get there

The church is conveniently located right in the center of Ho Chi Minh (district 1), so is easily accessible from wherever you are in the city - making it one of the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh city. 

You can go there by car, taxi or bus. It will take 20 minutes from the center of Ho Chi Minh city via Cong Hoa Street. You can go there by bus. If you are taking a bus, bus number  04, 120, 18, 30, 31, 36, 93 can help you.

Best time to visit

There's no entrance fee if you want to visit the cathedral, but it does have strict opening times. It’s open daily from 8 AM to 11 AM and from 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.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Notre Dame Cathedral located in Ho Chi Minh City?

Notre Dame Cathedral is located in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City, specifically in District 1.

What is the architectural style of Notre Dame Cathedral?

Notre Dame Cathedral is built in the French Gothic architectural style, featuring intricate stained glass windows, towering spires, and a rose window.

When was Notre Dame Cathedral constructed?

Construction of Notre Dame Cathedral began in 1863 and was completed in 1880.

Is Notre Dame Cathedral open to the public?

Yes, Notre Dame Cathedral is open to the public for both tourists and worshippers. However, certain areas may be restricted during religious ceremonies.

Are there any admission fees to visit Notre Dame Cathedral?

No, there are no admission fees to visit Notre Dame Cathedral. It is open to all visitors free of charge.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

No. 1 Cong Truong Cong xa Paris St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

Find it on google maps