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Saint Sophia Cathedral
圣索菲亚教堂

The Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom of God in Harbin, China. Built in 1907 and expanded from 1923-32, it was closed during the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution periods, and turned into a museum in 1997.

Basic information
Location Harbin, China
Geographic coordinates 45°46′05″N 126°37′17″E / 45.7680944544°N 126.621522232°E / 45.7680944544; 126.621522232Coordinates: 45°46′05″N 126°37′17″E / 45.7680944544°N 126.621522232°E / 45.7680944544; 126.621522232
Affiliation None

(formerly Russian Orthodox)

Status Museum
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Byzantine Revival
Groundbreaking 1907
Completed 1932
Specifications
Height (max) 53.35 m

Saint Sophia Cathedral is a former Orthodox church in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

This church was built in 1907. It was closed during the Cultural Revolution. In 1997, it was turned into a museum.

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