Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Sophia Cathedral
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DenDen1London
Epsom, UK362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Lovely in the outside in a very nice square. Inside seems to be untouched for Many years. Some paintings and a Russian musician. But is only RMB2 to get in
Written 6 October 2023
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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Saint Sofia church is as stunning as it looks in the photos, perhaps because it is in China! Inside is “distressed” with some paintings and decoration but somehow all the more stunning as a result. The church doubles up as an art gallery - displaying atmospheric paintings of old Harbin when we visited - and our visit, as for a previous reviewer, was considerably enhanced by a wonderful solo pianist. There is a small entry fee. The church is located in a big square with a couple of unusual structures but not as attractive as the church itself
Written 31 August 2023
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George
Shenyang, China7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Since last visit 10 years ago, I was really surprised to see that very little had changed with the cathedral itself.
Nowadays it will cost you 20RMB to enter and a lot more tourists however the "distressed" inside remained very much as it was in my head.
When we visited there was a chap playing classical piano inside that added a lot more to the experience than you would imagine, it wasn't over the top, very subtle and well worth a visit.
Written 14 February 2023
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Ailton007
Seattle, WA1,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Impressive architecture and church is located at big square and I took a walk around the area for about 30 min. Went once in evening to take some photos and came back with tour group the next day where church was also open to visit. One of the buildings you should see when in Harbin.
Written 7 January 2023
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Sharen D
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Just a Russian Church, 100 year history, show Harbin history, inside nothing, just a painting exhibition.
Written 4 February 2022
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Pauli C
Seattle, WA277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
Harbin is unique compared to many cities we have been to in China. You can see the history and Russian influence throughout the city. There are many gems around every corner. We wanted to see Saint Sophia so we ventured out our first night in town pretty cold out but so worth seeing this stunning structure with the lights. The property has a couple of other architectural photographic buildings as well.

Our 12 and 14 year old American daughters even forgot about the cold for a while as they admired the church.
Written 26 September 2021
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Zarza's Travels
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
A beautiful cathedral. Just such a shame you can't go inside. Was quite busy here, also had the skeleton infrastructure of something like a train station next door. An interesting place to spend half an hour!
Written 1 January 2021
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Ken L
San Francisco, CA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
It was unique view of a Catholic church in China. Unfortunately we could not go inside due to maintenance. Even the view from outside was breathe taking. A surprise to see such a building in China.
Written 4 March 2020
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dkh
Bang Kruai, Thailand119 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
Expected more from this place. It was good but not spectacular. Feel like the shopping mall around this lovely church gets more attention. But anyway still worth to visit! And is a must while in Harbin.
Written 11 January 2020
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locosmo
Hong Kong, China110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Stunning architecture, but it was closed during my visit on 2 January 2020. Walkable distance to the Zhongyang Pedestrian Street.
Written 4 January 2020
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