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    St. Joseph's Cathedral ("Nhà thờ chính tòa thánh Giuse) or commonly known as Hanoi Big Church ("Nhà thờ lớn Hà Nội") is the biggest church in Ha Noi. It was built under the control of the French missionary and apostolic vicar of Tonkin Paul-Francois Puginier. Opened from December 1886, it was consecrated right on the night of Christmas. Its architecture therefore was inspired by the style of Gothic Revival architecture in Europe, which was popular in the 12th century and the Renaissance in Europe, made in the form of Notre Dame with curved arches, width, facing up the sky.

    The Cathedral is 64,5 metres in length, 20,5 metres in width and 31,5 metres height. The highest point is two bell towers, in the middle is the crucifix. There is a large main door and two side doors leading to the lobby of the church. All the doors and windows have pointed arches in Gothieque style. Windows are fitted with Holly paintings in stained glasses, which is beautiful and harmonious and creates natural light inside of the church.

    This church is Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hanoi, one of the centers of Catholic activity in Hanoi and surrounding areas which taken place many major events. 

    Address: 40 Nha Chung Street, Hang Trong Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam.


    * Website: N/A

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    Opening time:

    Weekdays and Weekends (Including Holidays and Lunar New Year Days)

    Mass schedule:

    + Weekdays:

        05:30 AM | 06:15 PM

    + Saturday:

        06:00 PM

    + Sunday:

        05:00 AM | 07:00 AM | 09:00 AM | 11:00 AM (French)

        04:00 PM | 06:00 PM | 06: 00 PM


    Entrance fee: FREE

    (Donation is welcome for restoration)