Harbin Saint Sophia's Church
  • Chinese Name:圣索菲亚教堂
  • Address: 黑龙江省哈尔滨市道里区透笼街88号 (No. 88 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province)
  • Opening Time: Closed every Monday. Visiting time in the morning: 9:00-11:30. Afternoon concerts: 13:00/15:30/18:30. Each of the three performances lasts about 30 minutes.
  • Ticket: 15 CNY
  • Tel: +86 0451-87657197
  • Area: 721 m²
  • Date of construction: 1907
  • Recommended play time: 1 hour
Harbin Saint Sophia's Church

Construction Layout

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Harbin (Russian: Софийский собор в Харбине) is located at No. 59 Toulong Street, Daoli District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China. It is a typical Byzantine Orthodox church designed by Russian Architecture Division Yasikov. The entire church is a courtyard-style building. The main building in the center has a standard large dome, a red monument structure, and is majestic and spacious. It is 53.35 meters high and covers an area of 721 square meters.

Graphic Design

The plane design of the church is an east-west Latin cross. The walls are all made of clear red bricks. It is crowned by a huge and full onion dome, commanding the tent roofs of different sizes on the four wings, forming a master-slave layout, which is well-proportioned. There are stairs connecting the four floors, and there are four doors at the front, back, left and right. The top of the main entrance is the bell tower. The seven bronze bells have exactly seven notes. The well-trained bell ringers use their hands and feet to strike the melodious bells, which can be heard far away in Acheng.

Historical Meaning

St. Sophia Church constitutes Harbin’s unique and exotic cultural landscape and urban customs. It is also a historical witness of Tsarist Russia’s invasion of Northeast China and an important relic for studying the modern history of Harbin.

St. Sophia Church plays an irreplaceable role in promoting Harbin’s multicultural construction, promoting Harbin’s opening to the outside world, friendly exchanges and social and economic development.

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