Inside Notre Dame Cathedral

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Notre Dame Cathedral is the pride of Saigon people

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Overview of Notre Dame Cathedral

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Situated right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is the most famous landmark of this bustling city

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The architect was chosen through a contest held by the governor...

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The Cathedral was built by French Catholics, and financed by the French Government in 1876.

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Notre Dame Cathedral is considered as the fresh breath in the middle of Sai Gon

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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral has been passed over 100 years and 3 centuries, but it is still very luxurious and superb. Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is considered as an architectural masterpiece of Saigon. This is in private Catholic church architecture and in general religion the biggest size in Vietnam very specially. With some another special architectures in 01 district in Saigon such as The Post Office, Theater….Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the typical construction that created the beautiful architectural face of Saigon.

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the first Catholic church construction in Saigon, the first churches were started to be entered to Vietnam since 16th century. Then, to 19th century the churches and christian churches have been developed following the French army. As soon as French occupied Saigon – Gia Dinh in the second time in 1862, with improving the city and developing Saigon to become the metropolis of Nam Ky, French built the churches to celebrate for the Catholic faithful. The first church was built in no. 05 street, now this street is called Ngo Duc Ke Street, this church was built from the old pagoda of Vietnamese.

In 1863, the admiral Bonard built a really large cathedral for the developed demand of Christianity. This construction was built by wood and complete in 1865 under the name Saigon Church. Because its material is just made by wooden and its size is limited and then it was broken, so that a big church plan was started from that.

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is really an architectural masterpiece, a special construction that created the face of Saigon, the construction also certified the enter of the cultural and architecture of West – East. Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is located right the center of Saigon, it is very easy for the tourist to find this famous place to visit. Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is really worthwhile for the tourist to explore and contemplate so that this site should be not missed on any trip of the tourist to Ho Chi Minh City or still called Saigon.

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