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Guangzhou Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral

Janvi Tours - Guangzhou Tours with Private Local Tour Guides | Catholic Church | The Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral

The Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral is one of the oldest church structures in the city, the largest of its kind in Southern China, and currently in use for worship. Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral was the residence in the Viceroy of Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces inside the Qing Empire. Following the Second Opium War, good Sino-French Treaties of Tientsin was launched by Emperor Daoguang in February 1846.

The treaties guaranteed compensation for chapels destroyed and items acquired in the mission. The French Government asked for compensation for chapels destroyed and characteristics within the mission. While using the support of Emperor Napoleon III as well as the Catholics of France, the early priest apostolic of Guangdong, was accountable for the appearance and oversaw the expansion process. After 25 years of construction, it was completed 1888. The whole project was more costly than 400,000 gold francs.

The Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral is similar to the truly amazing medieval cathedrals of Europe, consists of solid masonry. It is probably one of only a handful of chapels in the world is entirely built of granite, including all the walls, support beams as well as the twin towers. The granite stone pieces were moved from Kowloon, Hong Kong by sailing ships henceforth, it is nicknamed "Stone House" or “Shi Shi” (石室) by citizens. With a floor area of 2,754 sqm, the Shishi Sacred Heart Cathedral is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the Guangzhou archdiocese and the largest cathedral of its style in China and Southeast Asia.

 

Info

Admission Fee: free of charge

Opening Hours:
8:00am~5:30pm

Address:Yide Lu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou

Chinese Address:广州市越秀区一德路 圣心大教堂

How to get there

  • Take subway line 2 and get off at Haizhu Square Station.Out of Exit B1 and walk around 550 yards (500m) toward west.