St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon)
Address: 40 Nha Chung, Hanoi
Tel: +84 4 3828 5967
- From Monday to Friday: 05:30 and 18:15
- Saturday: 18:00
- On Sunday: Vietnamese: 05:00, 07:00, 09:00, 16:00, 18:00, 20:00 and French: 11:00
St. Joseph's Cathedral, which anchors one of Hanoi's most touristy streets, offers a glimpse into a bygone era. Speckles of light still dance through stained glass work, leaving a kaleidoscope of color on the towers, which stretch toward the sky. Its doors first swung open in 1886, during the earliest days of colonial rule, and the cathedral still holds mass twice daily. During other hours, visitors can enter through a door on the side of the cathedral.