Saint Sophia Cathedral
Saint Sophia Cathedral in Harbin is a former Russian Orthodox Church and is the largest Eastern Orthodox Church in the Far East. It is located at No.95 Tou Long Street in the central district of Daoli, Harbin City. Saint Sophia Cathedral was built in 1932 reflecting Byzantine architectural features with 721 square meters in area and 53.35 meters in height; it is rated as a First class Preserved Building.
This magnificent structure was built in 1907 and has already been in Harbin for more than 100 years. St. Sophia Church was built and completed of timber in March, 1907 as part of a plan to reconsolidate the confidence of the army by building an imposing spiritual symbol. In 1923, Saint Sophia Cathedral was expanded and renovated with a project of nine years. And since this time, it has kelp this appearance till nowadays. The present day St. Sophia Church was hailed as a monumental work of art and the largest Orthodox church in the far east.
In 1996 Saint Sophia Cathedral was designated as Harbin Architectural Art Gallery. Every day it attracts lots of tourists and local people to relax and take pictures. Saint Sophia Cathedral is getting more and more attention both from home and abroad.
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