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Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam



Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the late 1880s by French colonists bear some what resemblance to the one in Paris, France. Located in Paris Square, the name Notre Dame was given after the installation of the statue ‘Peaceful Notre Dame’ in 1959. In 1962, the Vatican conferred the Cathedral status as a basilica and gave it the official name of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. Measuring almost 60 metres in height, the cathedral’s distinctive neo-Romanesque features include the all-red brick façade, imported from Marseille stained glass windows, two bell towers containing six bronze bells that still ring to this day, and a peaceful garden setting in the middle of downtown Ho Chi Minh City District 1. Read more

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