Top 10 attractions in Guangzhou, China

By Wang Yanfang
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    Sacred Heart Cathedral (石室圣心大教堂)

Sacred Heart Cathedral,one of the 'Top 10 must-see attractions in Guangzhou, China' by China.org.cn.

Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sacred Heart Cathedral, or Stone House, a Roman Catholic cathedral, is one of the oldest churches in Guangzhou and the largest of its kind in Southern China. Located on the north bank of the Pearl River, the church stands in the heart of the busy old town.

The cathedral, 35 meters wide, 78.69 meters long, and its twin towers 58.5 meters high, is the largest Roman Catholic church in the Gothic style in China and Southeast Asia. It is sometimes referred to as 'Notre-Dame de Paris' in the East.

The cathedral was consecrated in 1888 after 25 years of construction. The construction of the cathedral turned out to be very challenging. None of the Chinese workers at that time had seen a western cathedral before, let alone built one. It was also tough for them to communicate with the French clergy who commissioned the building.

Address: No. 56 Yide Road

How to get there: Take bus No.4, 8, 61, 82, 238 or 823 and get off at Yide Road Station.

Mass Times:

Weekday Daily: 6:45 AM (Cantonese)

Saturday: 6:45 AM (Cantonese), 4:30 PM (Korean), 7:30 PM (Mandarin)

Sunday: 6:30 AM (Cantonese), 8:30 AM (Cantonese), 10:30 AM (Mandarin), 3:30 PM (English)

Tel: 86-20- 83336737

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