Chinese Architecture- Guangzhou (Canton)

Shishi Holy Heart Cathedral Roman Catholic

architect

 

location

#56 Yide Lu, Guangzhou, China

date

1863-88

style

Gothic Revival (the largest Gothic building in China).

construction

Its structure consists mainly of granite blocks. For this reason, it is nicknamed the "Stone House" (石室教堂). "石室" is pronounced "Shishi" in Mandarin and "Seksat" in Cantonese, hence the name "Shishi Cathedral" (or "Seksat Cathedral" in Cantonese).

type

Church
 
   
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus a/k/a Sacred Heart Cathedral (耶穌聖心主教座堂) is a cathedral in Guangzhou, southern China. It is located at #56 Yide Lu, Guangzhou, on the north side of the Pearl River, a short distance from Shamian Island.

History
The construction of the cathedral lasted from 1863 to 1888, during the Qing Dynasty.

Features
Covering an area of 2,700 m², it is the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the Guangzhou archdiocese and the largest Gothic building in China.

Mass Schedule
Daily - 6:30 a.m., 7:00 a.m. (Cantonese)
Sat. - 7:30 p.m. (Mandarin)
Sun. - 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (Cantonese), 10:30 a.m. (Mandarin), 3:30 p.m. (English)


links

 
www.essential-architecture.com