Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is a cathedral is Vietnam. It is located in the south of the country in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City . Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It is dominated by two towers reaching the height of 58m. Originally there had been a small wooden church in the place of today´s cathedral.
All the original building material for the cathedral was imported from France. The first stone was laid on 7th October 1877 by bishop Isidor Colombert. In 1895 two bell towers, reaching the height of 57.6 m and 6 bronze bells were built. The roofs are trimmed with crosses, which are 600 kg in weight, 3.5m high and 2m wide. The tiles in Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica are carved with the words Guichard Carvin Marseille St André, France, where they are believed to have been produced. Some tiles are carved with the words "Wang Tai-Saigon".
These were probably used to replace tiles damaged at war.Several major tourist attractions can be mentioned in the town’s surroundings, like Pagoda Vinh Nghiem about 2.2 km, Saigon Citadela about 0 km, Saigon Central Post Office about 0.1 km, Hoi Khanh Temple about 23 km, Tinh Xa Trung Tam about 3.8 km, Temple Mariamman about 0.9 km, Ho Chi Minh City Opera house about 0.6 km, Pagoda Giac Lam about 5 km, Ben Thành Market about 0.8 km, Pagoda Xa Loi about 1.4 km