I have always wanted to go to the Catholic Church to learn about different religions'architecture and beliefs. This time, I realized my long-cherished wish. The scenic spot receives free admission tickets. On Saturday, volunteers explain that many of these volunteers are Catholics. They are very kind. The most attractive part of the church is its dome and colored windows. The most important thing is that it has a long history.
Xujiahui Catholic Church is a famous Catholic Church in China. It is the Cathedral of the Catholic Shanghai diocese. Its formal name is "the Cathedral of St. Ina". On the side of the church is the Catholic Shanghai Diocese diocese, the nunnery, and its architectural style is medieval Gothic. Free, but only by ticket.
The well-known Catholic Church in China was built in Guangxu period of Qing Dynasty. Medieval Gothic architecture can be visited free of charge. You need to go to the tourist center next door to get a ticket for the scenic spot and enter. The main landscape of Xujiahuiyuan must be seen.
Xujiahui Church was reopened after renovation in an attempt to restore the original appearance of the Church a hundred years ago. The Catholic Church has a tradition of honoring saints. Although the doctrine clarifies that it is not idolatry, there are many plastic figures hanging in the church, which can lead to the illusion of new believers and foreign teachers, and easily trip up their beliefs. This church urgently needs to guard against the tendency that form is more than content. Every Saturday and Sunday evening, Sunday Mass is held in the church. Sunday was originally Sunday's day, sublimating the mediocre and impetuous people's hearts, prayers of people quietly kneeling, bowing their heads to reflect, looking up grateful!
To Shanghai, Xujiahui is always short of Shanghai's unique charm. Hengshan Road is full of plane trees, and the small foreign building is hidden behind the trees, which has a unique flavor. You don't have to take a car. It's good to walk. The church is under renovation. No visit. Stay for the next time.
It's worth visiting. The Gothic architecture is more beautiful after renovation.
Xujiahui Catholic Church is a famous Catholic Church in China. It is located at No. 158 Puxi Road, Xujiahui District, Shanghai, China. It is the Catholic Church of Shanghai diocese. Its formal name is "St. Ina's Cathedral". On the side of the Church, the Catholic Church of Shanghai diocese, the nunnery and its architectural style are Medieval Gothic.