Sacred Heart Cathedral, Guangzhou

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Admire the imposing Gothic facade of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Completed in 1888 after 25 years of construction, this structure remains the largest Gothic church in Southeast Asia. Observe the imposing stone building's towering pillars, or step inside to escape the city hustle and bustle and take in the peaceful ambience. To take part in a religious service, stop by on Sunday afternoon, when the church holds an English-language Mass. With our world travel planner, Guangzhou attractions like Sacred Heart Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 4, 2017
    For us it was a little bit of a deception. Ofcourse it's special that there is a cathedral in China, but not a very special one. And we had to look for Maria, she was outside.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    Hidden gem behind the busy streets of Guangzhou. Visited in July but the church was undergoing renovation.  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    The site was obtained 156 years ago... and built completely from Granite [like Paris' "Notre Dame", and London's "Westminster Cathedral". The construction was financed, in part by Napoleon-- and Frenc...  more »
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  • February 5, 2017
    The largest Christian /Catholic Church in Guangzhou. The Neo-Gothic style of the fully equipped and active church impresses locals and travelers in the same way. The interior atmosphere often is more the same like in a Buddhist Temple. (Pls, avoid any noise and walking around DURING SERVICE, because they don't like that.)
  • December 10, 2016
    It is certainly one of the bigger church in China and worth a visit but be prepared to abused by unfriendly staffs. They treat visitors like dirt. Gate remains closed even past opening hours. To make matter worst, the church was closed for no apparent reasons so visitors are allow only to walk around the compound. Many visitors waited for more than an hour for the church to open only to find out that the church itself is closed.
  • April 28, 2017
    You can stop at Gongyuaqian MRT station and exit I2
  • April 22, 2017
    when sunlight pass though the color glass, really love it.
  • April 19, 2017
    Beautiful cathedral in an old city

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