It was a cloudy day when we went, and the church was far away, merging with the gloomy sky, and a little disappointed; when we entered, there were couples taking wedding photographs and many people watching; unlike the Catholic Church and Christian Church in Qingdao, Hong Jialou Church was free of tickets, and there was a consultation office at the entrance, which could not enter until 10 o'clock. Later, we knew we had to give it to the entrance. Newlyweds do wedding, churches do wedding for newlyweds on Saturdays every week, and that day just happens to be Saturdays. Luck is so good. I watched a Christian wedding with excitement, and I envied the couple very much. During the waiting process, I chatted with the consultants at the door for a while, and I had a little understanding of Catholicism and Protestantism, and I felt very good about marriage. At the end of the ceremony, volunteers introduced the history of the church, wall and window murals free of charge to you. They felt very sincere and pious, which was much better than the church charged in Qingdao. By the way, the inside of the church was very exquisite. After entering, they had a feeling of sudden openness and holiness, and the outside was magnificent. It was indeed one of the three famous Catholic churches in China. The feeling of a trip in vain. Ps: The welfare of people living in Jinan is very good. There are free French classes in the church every week. What's the treatment???
Can't but go! Really good! It's just more than an hour's bus ride from the railway station. It's about 40 to 50 minutes by bus from Qianfo Mountain. Prepare time, and it's easy to get stuck in traffic. If someone is giving a lecture discussing, please don't flash, don't shoot (quickly and secretly), don't talk, respect religious holy places, feel with heart, listen quietly, and leave silently.
As one of the landmark buildings in Jinan, it is also an important symbol of Jinan cultural belt. The church is a two-tower Gothic building with a huge volume and magnificent momentum. Its external walls are made of stone. On the West facade, there are two tall spire bell towers, and many small spires. They are dome-like spires with typical high and straight style. Everything is full of upward momentum. They are covered with slender spires and narrow windows, which increase the height of the tower. The interior of the church is covered with Catholic murals and sculptures, and the hall can accommodate 800 people.
Take a break from 11:30 to 1:30 noon. When you play, remember to avoid this time point. It is a Western Gothic style church. Its full name is the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Because it is located in Hongjialou, it is also called Hongjialou Church or Honglou Church. This church has already become the landmark building of old Jinan, and is also a cultural symbol of old Jinan. Founded in 1901, the Church of Hongjialou took three years to complete and became one of the three major Catholic churches in China. The other two are the Huzhuang Church in Pingyin and the Catholic Church in Fuzhou. Two years after its initial completion, the Church of Hongjialou was expanded again to form a magnificent architectural complex. The overall design of the church belongs to the typical Gothic architectural style, which is very similar to Notre Dame in Paris and Winstminster Cathedral in the world. This also makes the Hong Jialou Cathedral more and more famous.
The scenery around us is always the easiest to miss. Hong Lou Church has passed many times since its childhood, but this year it is the first time to enter. The non-Christian visiting time written at the entrance is up to 5 p.m., but it's more than 5 p.m. when we finished our work at Shanda, we took our chances and did not expect it to be open again. Maybe that's the reason for Sunday. As soon as I entered the gate, I saw several posters on the propaganda board "Praying for the Great Mountain" and looked closely before I knew that it was the Church that had invaded the church's land in "Statement". In fact, I wanted to use the word "denounce" but after all, the words used by the church are relatively peaceful, although there are anger and grievance, but they are embodied in the doctrine of tolerance and love, so it is better to use the words "statement" which are not so strong emotional color. As for the truth of the matter, it is not good for outsiders to draw a conclusion just by saying a few words. But it does seem justified. Let's hope that the wrong party in the incident can solve this problem in good faith. Put aside this somewhat awkward time. The church itself is really beautiful. It deserves to be one of the three Catholic churches. The interior of the church is also open to non-believers. Just be careful not to wear slippers, trousers or skirts above the knees, and not to take photos or make noise inside. There is a Mass service at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, which is sacred to believers. So after 5:30, non-believers can not sit in the front, but they can visit the area separated from the back. According to the staff, Mass is absolutely quiet within an hour, unable to speak, ordinary people may not be able to insist, so sitting in the back is convenient for everyone to enter and exit without affecting the ceremony. See the billboard also says that you can receive free extracurricular weddings, but I personally think that if you are not a believer, it is better not to hold a wedding in the church. I didn't stay much because I wasn't a Christian. But listen to the staff to explain the teachings, but also very beneficial. In fact, no matter what we believe in, as long as we can be honest and kind, care for the world and contribute to society, we should be respected.
This church was built during Tongzhi period of the Qing Dynasty. When Father Gu Lijue bought land and built a church in Hongjialou Village, it had such a wonderful and magnificent building. It must be the Catholic Church for its splendid and extravagant interior. Although not many churches have been there, it is estimated that there are few such beautiful churches in China. At a glance, there must be more than four colors, and they are all bright colors. The matching is also based on the main tone and not stick to one pattern of rubbing together, how bright it comes! If heaven is so splendid, I know why doctrine can touch people's hearts.
The centuries-old church, the seat of the General Diocese of North China at that time, the Gothic architecture, the traces of time and history, is worth seeing. Now there are activities of the church members, many of whom take wedding photos. On the day we went there, a couple of father and daughter had been talking loudly in it. They were stopped and stopped. You could not believe in religion, but you could not be without upbringing.
Late autumn is early winter, when autumn and winter meet, it is most suitable to go out for a walk. This time, I came to Jinan, the capital of spring. Speaking of Jinan, I believe most people will think of Baotu Spring for the first time. There are 72 springs all over the city. In fact, apart from the spring city, Hong Jialou Catholic Church hidden in Jinan residential area is a must-go place. [History] The Catholic Church of Hongjialou was built by foreigners. In the late Qing Dynasty, there were many missionaries in all parts of China. The place where the gospel was spread was called the church. It is said that the church was built by Germans, or Austria, or foreigners anyway. This church is not as famous in China as Xujiahui Church in Shanghai, Shishi Church in Guangzhou and Xikai Church in Tianjin, but it is absolutely famous in foreign countries. So it is also called the first of the three cathedrals in China. The other two are in Fuzhou and Huzhuang. I'm afraid many Jinan locals have never been to Hongjialou Church. [Coordinates] This special magnificent church is located in the vicinity of Hongjialou Station, Garden Road, Lixia District. The surrounding area is not particularly busy, and there are still a lot of traffic routes. However, after getting off, we need to go through several shopping malls to get in. It is suggested that buses come in. After all, there are not many parking places nearby. The Catholic Church is a Gothic building with twin towers. In fact, it is the same as the stone chamber in Guangzhou. The main door has three middle doors which are the largest, but usually only the left door is opened. In addition to the main door, the rear part is also very beautiful. There is also a small square in front of the main building. Many people come here to take wedding photos. There are many Biblical statues on the square, such as Jesus Shepherd, and the Holy Mountain. There are two angels outside the gate. [Inside the building] Through the thick church door, you can see the spacious space inside. There are many seats. It is said that it can accommodate up to 1000 people. At the same time, there are different stories on different windows in the church. Besides, there are many candlesticks. In front of the candlestick, there is a small house confessing to the priest in the seating aisle. Look up and see the gorgeous smallpox, everywhere is full of elegance, came without Mass, so quite quiet. [Open time] Open time is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Every day. If you come here, you can arrange the time. It's free to enter. It's more humanized than the church in Qingdao.
One of the three major Catholic churches in China, I think, is one of the must-visit scenic spots in Jinan. It is a very literary and artistic model, and there is no disturbance from tour groups. The architectural style of the church is amazing, its scale is magnificent and powerful, and it exudes an ancient sense of history. The dome of the colorful windows inside the church is too suitable for photography. The church often holds wedding ceremonies and can watch them at will. In addition, beside the church is the campus of Shandong University, you can also take a walk. If you travel by car, you can park in the alley opposite the gate of Shandong University.
Most beautiful catholic church we visited in China. very nice and colourful paintings everywhere.