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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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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