Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, is set in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s government quarter, the cathedral has a neo-Romanesque form and two 40m-high square towers, tipped with iron spires that dominate the city skyline. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral was given after Bishop Pham Van Thien held a ceremony to install the statue of Peaceful Notre Dame, made with granite from Rome, in 1959. In 1962, Vatican anointed it as Saigon Chief Cathedral conferred it basilique. Since this time, this cathedral is called Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica.
The design of the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral has a great influence from French civilization. At the time of construction this Basilica was the most beautiful cathedral ever built in the all French colonies. All the materials such as the red bricks for the facade was imported from France, by the way the two bell towers each with the height of 61 m and 6 bronze bells have just been added in 1895.
Address: Center of Ho Chi Minh City
Admission fee: Free
Opening hours: 08:00 to 17:00