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Notre Dame Square

Notre Dame Square -- an elegant cathedral bearing the luxurious French architecture -- is a towering attraction in Ho Chi Minh City’s Paris Square.

In a predominantly Buddhist city, the century-old Notre Dame Square is one of the few iconic landmarks that represent the Catholic community in Ho Chi Minh City. The cathedral is hard to miss — the building is almost 60 metres in height and made more majestic by its all-red facade, stained glass windows, and two bell towers. Outside, a well-kept garden houses the Peaceful Notre Dame statue, while inside, tourists can take a look of its stunning interiors or observe local Catholics in their worship.



Notre Dame Square is located at 1 Cong Xa Paris, Ben Nghe, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily from 8:00 to 17:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance is free.


How to Get There

  • Fly to Ho Chi Minh City via AirAsia, Philippine Airlines, Korean Airlines, and Thai Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle to the city centre.
  • From the city centre, charter a mototaxi or a taxi to Notre Dame Square.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Families with kids
  • Groups of friends


Time to Spend

Average time spent in this attraction is 30 minutes.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Notre Dame Square is between 8:00 and 11:00.



Dining places near Notre Dame Square include Bong Sung Vegetarian Food and Coffee, Regina Coffee, Mon Hue Restaurant, Huong Lai, and Au Parc.


Nearby Attractions

  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Independence Palace
  • Cu Chi Tunnels



For accommodations, you can choose from Victory Hotel, Novotel Saigon Center, Aristo Saigon Hotel, Muong Thang Saigon Hotel, Vien Dong Hotel, and Sanouva Saigon Hotel. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 150.

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