St. Joseph Cathedral
In a city dominated by Buddhist temples, the towering, neo-Gothic St. Joseph Cathedral, is a rare and refreshing site.
Inaugurated in 1886, St Joseph Cathedral is an attraction that is known for its majestic facade, twin bell towers, beautiful stained glass windows and its elaborate altar. Built during the French occupation, this cathedral stands as an example of colonial architecture. St. Joseph Cathedral is not only popular among the large Roman Catholic community in Hanoi — it’s also a must stop for tourists visiting in the nearby Hoan Kiem Lake.
St Joseph Cathedral is located at P Na Tho, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Opening Days and Hours
Schedule differs. Opens during weekly mass.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Hanoi via AirAsia, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Thai Airways, and Vietnam Airlines.
- From Hanoi, board a mototaxi to St Joseph Cathedral.
- Solo travelers
- Families with kids
- Groups of friends
Time to Spend
The average duration in this attraction is 30 minutes.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The cathedral is closed most of the time. The best time to visit is during the weekend.
Dining options near St Joseph Cathedral include Chopsticks, Koh Samui Hut, Cela, Zoka, M Chef, and Kaffe Haus.
- Hoan Kiem Lake
- Temple of Literature
- Ho Chi Minh Museum
- Lenin Park
When it comes to accommodation, you can choose from Hanoi Old Quarter Hotel, Thaison Palace Hotel, Angel Palace Hotel, Hanoi Rocks Hostel, Hanoi Holiday Diamond Hotel, and Hanoi Buddy Inn. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 100.