Hongjialou Catholic Church is one of the three major Catholic churches in China. It is also the famous western building left in Jinan after the Jinan Railway Station was demolished. It happened to be a break at noon, and I didn’t go inside to visit it. From the outside, I felt this The gothic church is spectacular and exquisite.
Although Hongjialou Catholic Church is a relatively pure Western building, it can still be seen in some details that it incorporates traditional Chinese cultural elements. The roof of the main hall of the church is covered with traditional Chinese black tiles. There are two stone dragon heads carved on the upper stone wall on both sides of the middle door of the church. The dragon's mouth is wide open and the eyes are wide open. The sculptures are vivid and exaggerated.
Most beautiful catholic church we visited in China. very nice and colourful paintings everywhere.
Rest from 11:30 to 1:30 noon. Remember to avoid this time when you play. It is a Western Gothic architecture style church. Its full name is the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Because it is located in Hongjialou, it is also called Hongjialou Church or Honglou Church. This church has long become a landmark of old Jinan, and it is also a cultural symbol of old Jinan. Hongjialou Church was built in 1901 and it took three years to complete. It became one of the three major Catholic churches in China. The other two Catholic churches are Huzhuang Church in Pingyin and the Catholic Church in Fuzhou. The Hongjialou Church was expanded again two years after its initial completion, forming a magnificent building complex. The overall design of the church belongs to a typical Gothic architectural style, which is very similar to the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral and Winsminster Cathedral, which also makes the Hongjialou church increasingly famous.
Hongjialou Catholic Church is a twin-tower Gothic building. It was expanded in the 32nd year of Guangxu (1906). It basically belongs to the Gothic architectural style of the 12th to the early 16th century in Europe. It is in line with Canterbury Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Charlotte Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are very similar.