• Time: Around 30 minutes to an hour for a quick visit and some photos.
  • Administration Fee: Free

St. Joseph’s Cathedral is the oldest church in Hanoi. Having gone through two fierce wars, the church keeps standing peacefully in the bustling city and has witnessed many ups and downs in Hanoi. St. Joseph’s Cathedral is a famous historical site that is always included in any Hanoi travel itinerary. It is one of the first architectural works built by the French colonial government in Indochina. Despite fierce wars devastating nearly all of Hanoi, St Joseph’s Cathedral still miraculously stands intact. It is now packed with hundreds of locals and tourists coming every day to explore its unique architecture and long-lasting history.

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