Religious Sites
  • Xujiahui Catholic Cathedral

    Xujiahui Catholic Cathedral is a famous cathedral in China and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Shanghai, hosting the seat of the Bishop of the city. Its official name is St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui Cathedral). There are the Bishop’s House and the Nunnery by the side of the main hall. The cathedral was originally built in the 22nd year of Emperor Guang Xu in the Qing Dynasty, i.e., 1896. The wood-and-brick building has five floors, with France’s Middle Ages style. The top of the main hall is flanked by two Gothic belfries and spires, 50 meters high each. The statue of Madonna holding the baby Jesus on the altar overlooks the main hall. It is the very center of the entire church. Opening Time:Saturday afternoon: 13:00-16:00Sunday afternoon: 14:00-16:00 Volunteers will lead visitors to tour around the cathedral with half an hour interval. Mass Schedule:Saturday: 16:30 Children Mass; 18:00 MassSunday: 7:00 Bishop Mass 10:00 Sunday Mass 18:00 MassMass schedule remains unchanged during the Spring Festival, with only one day (January 31) open to visitors. Notice: Visitors shall be properly dressed, without exposing shoulders or knees. People wearing slippers or shorts will be forbidden from entry. Address: 158, Puxi Road, Xuhui, Shanghai

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