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Saint Sophia Cathedral

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No.88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin 150000, China
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The church is unfortunately right now under renovation and most of the building is covered, not much to see. The renovation is past due, so I’m happy they finally get into it and next time I get to Harbin would be nice to see the...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

Perhaps no one really looked after the interior of this place after the Russian occupation ended. It's lovely from the outside, and quite empty - almost rundown, inside. The peeled paints and the empty hall is like telling the story, of the era of revolutions.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Well , well is a pity because is a ver very interesting church but is remodeling right now. I don’t really know until when sorry Bye now

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is very picturesque. However, early July 2018, outside is covered by scaffolding, so temporarily not picturesque. The square is still alive with people for people watching. Was here in January 2018, no scaffolding, but it was obviously winter and VERY COLD. In July, warm...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Architecturally attractive from.the inside but a disappointment after you pay a fee to enter. The pews are removed and what you see are mostly pictures of old Harbin. The dome and aged walls gives you an idea of how old the church is but if...More

Thank Charles T
Reviewed 26 June 2018

the cathedral is in a state of decay. Scaffolding was being erected around the outside during our visit, so hopefully they are carrying out renovations. The inside is an exhibition of photographs of Harbin. There is a nice painting of the last supper. wall frescos...More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The buildings are great but not really has much different compared with other cathedral. You wouldnt be able to take picture without strangers on the background though. It is very crowded. However, I couldnt tell if there is some activities we can do there, since...More

Thank linellintan
Reviewed 21 April 2018

The Saint Sophia Cathedral is a beautiful old church just a few blocks from the shopping street. No visit to Harbin would be complete without a stop her.

Thank George N
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Russian structure. Didnt enter into the cathedral. Just outside for a few shots. Structure is intricate.

Thank Gielock
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We went to the cathedral, and was surprised/saddened & disappointed to see that this magnificent building which is the symbol of Harbin needs some serious maintenance- and is now only a museum- the inside has been stripped of everything that made it a house of...More

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