Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral address: 1, Cong Xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral opening hours: 8:30 – 10:00 am, 14:30 – 15:30 pm (Mon – Fri). (zing)
In front of the cathedral is a park surrounded by four roads to create a shape of the cross. (zing)
In the heart of this park is the Mother of Peace statue that was made by G. Ciocchetti in 1959. (zing)
Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon, Vietnam was built up in 7/10/1877 for which the bishop Isodore Comlombert placed the first brick blocks on the highest land area of Saigon. (zing)
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica’s architecture is combination of roman and gothic style with arches inside and belt tower outside. (zing)
During the course of construction, all the building materials were imported from France. (zing)
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral’s front was made of bricks manufactured in Marseille so mortar was required but its color still remain light pink without mosses over the time. (instagram/unfancied)
Some broken tiles have imprint Guichard Carvin, Marseille St André France or Wang-Tai Saigon. These may be the tiles produced in Saigon to replace the broken ones during the World War II as result of air strikes by the Allied Military. (zing)
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral may accommodate up to 1,200 persons. The whole church has 56 stained glass panels manufactured by Chartres-based Lorin company (France).
The entire area of Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is 93 m in length, 57 m in height and the biggest width is 35 m. (instagram/quytruong2003)
The Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral has become a symbol and the pride of Saigoneses for over 100 years of its existence. This is one of the city’s most attractive destinations for tourists. (instagram/lam_oanh_111)