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Xujiahui Catholic Church

No.156 Puxi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6469 0930
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Still closed for renovation

Took metro line 1and alighted at Xujiahui metro station. Went to exit 3 to get here. However, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
28.05.17 Church currently closed for renovation!

Unfortunately you cannot get into the church right now as it is a construction site - this is good... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
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Catholicism was introduced by Xu Guangqi and his friend in 1607, and Xujiahui was selected as the center of religion. As the first church in Western style, St.lgnatius Cathedral had been completed for 6 years since 1904, with a capacity of over 3000 people. Its gothic double spires echo the twin towers on Grand Gateway, which has attracted people a lot.
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No.156 Puxi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
+86 21 6469 0930
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took metro line 1and alighted at Xujiahui metro station. Went to exit 3 to get here. However, the cathedral is closed for renovation. Good to walk around and admire the spectacular spires, towering over the scaffolding. Went to the building next to it, Zi-ka-wei library....More

1  Thank GAN L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Unfortunately you cannot get into the church right now as it is a construction site - this is good news as it means this classic period church is being maintained for future generations of Catholics and visitors. This was not really a disappointment for us...More

3  Thank GerryB58
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Unfortunately it isclosed for repairs but the lady at nearby tourist office was helpful. You feel transported back in time. Was able to attend Mass in English on a Sunday in the nearby diocese chapel.

2  Thank Alma G
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately for us the church is currently undergoing maintenance/renovation and isn't open to the public.

2  Thank CannockFrodo
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This place looks out of place and seems a building that should be in Europe , the building is stunning walked past it many times while there

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I have never been inside but from outside it always admired me. Spectacular view and good to walk around

Thank Vanrustle
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A place of worship is spiritually satisfying even if the service is observed in a language I can't verbally understand. The language of the heart is spoken here, and I can understand that language all around the world. The building is being restored over time,...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

June 2016, church still being renovated. So not much to see of the outside as its all covered by scaffolding. Cannot go inside either. Should be nearly done (11/06/16) but doesn't look like they are close to ready.

1  Thank Billy_Whimwa
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I was hoping to see this cathedral from inside, but it was closed in April-May of 2016, because of the renovation. It's already closed for long time. The bad thing is that the government is leading this job, so finishing it as quickly as possible...More

4  Thank Roman P
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This old Catholic Cathedral of Shanghai is currently under renovation. Yet, it was impressive to see the many people that visit or pass by, especially the pilgrims attending the church events that take place in the Church building next door. There are weekday Masses at...More

1  Thank Jydeoo
Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and
entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of
residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle
pockets that have their own unique attractions. The
schools have formed pockets of international
communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang.
Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have
built up over the years to cater to these communities.
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