Notre - Dame Cathedral. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Vietnam
The Cathedral of Notre - Dame of Ho Chi Minh City (city formerly known as Saigon), called on the Vietnamese language of Nha thờ Đức Ba, although this Cathedral is also known as the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
It's a stylized and beautiful Cathedral built at the end of the 19th century (from 1863 to 1880), whose exterior facade is made of stone extracted from the nearby quarries and cover French red tiles, expressly sent from France to provide this color so characteristic that it possesses the basilica. Crowned with two campaigns within two bell towers, located at 58 meters.
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
Notre Dame. The Basilica of Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
It is the largest church built by the French. In the nineteenth century was the tallest building in the city (now it has this privilege Torre Bitexco).
Notre Dame. Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam
Although at first sight the exterior façade and walls seem to be brick, we must not be fooled, it is indeed granite Vietnamit to which are attached (from Marseille) French red tiles that today retain their original color. The great rose window and the Windows of the basilica were originally decorated by a stained-glass windows of Chartres, who were unfortunately destroyed during the second world war. Ho Chi Minh City took the decision to replace these Windows with transparent glass.
Vietnamese Cathedral. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
Basícila location of Notre DameThe Cathedral of Notre Dame is located in Cong Xa Paris square, or as you would write a Vietnamese Cong xa Paris (see map of Saigon). This is the 1st district, the center of Saigon. Nearby we have the Reunification Palace, the Opera House in Saigon, the town halletc.
Basilica of Notre Dame de Saigon. Cong Xa Paris. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
However, a not so popular with tourists but of immense beauty, which does not appear in most guides Saigon, is located a few meters from the Cathedral of Notre Dame: the Turtle Lake. You only have to follow Dong Khoi Street (Đồng Sharapova) away from the Metropolitan Hotel. This is a photo of the Turtle Lake.
Turtle Lake (Turtle Lake). Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), Vietnam
Statue of Virgin MaryAt the doors of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, have a small park, whose main attraction is a statue of the Virgin Mary, which was held in Rome (Italy) and carried to Vietnam in 1959. The city named this statue as Santa María Reina de la Paz, which shows that the country, involved in several wars, craves above all peace.
Statue of Virgin Mary in front of the Cathedral of Notre Dame. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
While the Christian community is not the majority in Ho Chi Minh City, this cathedral brings together many of the faithful. By the late afternoon, people were up in the park to pray to the Virgin and put candles in front of the statue.
The interior of the cathedral is decorated in a fairly austere, but on Sunday morning we climb to the top of the bell tower to admire the views around Cong Xa Paris Square.
Notre -Dame Cathedral. Ho Chi Minh
Photos of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de SaigonThe Notre Dame de Saigon is a beautiful place where many couples decide to make Vietnamese part of their wedding story. Do not be surprised to find you guys with her wedding dress nearby.
Basilica of Notre Dame de Saigon. Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
Cathedral City Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
Saigon Notre Dame Basilica
Archdiocese of Saigon
Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam
Cathedral Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Vietnam
Cathedral of Saigon
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral at night
Related to the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Saigon
- What to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City?
- Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh
- Opera House in Ho Chi Minh the opera house in Saigon
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Ben Thanh Market - Cho Ben Thanh the most famous market in Ho Chi Minh City
- Reunification Palace building with a past major histórcio
- Tan Dinh: Vietnam Rose Church the peculiar pink church in Ho Chi Minh City
- Torre Bitexco the tallest building in the city of Saigon
- Map of Saigon maps, street plans of Saigon