The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus also known as Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Guangzhou
(Canton), South China
. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Guangzhou (Canton).The cathedral is located at 56 Yide Lu (or Yat Tak Road), Guangzhou. It is on the north bank of the Pearl River
and stands at the heart of the busy old town.
The facade of the cathedral was modelled on the Basilica of St. Clotilde in Paris and its nave and choir were inspired by the Toul Cathedral. The cathedral features a nave of approximately 27 metres high, flanked by two lower aisles and 14 small side-chapels. With a floor area of 2,754 square metres, it is the largest Roman Catholic church in the Guangzhou archdiocese and the largest cathedral in the Gothic style in China and Southeast Asia
. The cathedral is 35 metres wide, 78.69 metres long, and the twin towers rise 58.5 metres high.
The cathedral, like most of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe
, is built of solid masonry. It is one of the few churches in the World
to be entirely built of granite, including all the walls, pillars and the twin towers.
Current Mass Times
Weekday Daily: 6:45 AM (Cantonese)
Saturday: 6:45 AM (Cantonese), 4:30 PM (Korean), 7:30 PM (Mandarin)
Sunday: 6:30 AM (Cantonese), 8:30 AM (Cantonese), 10:30 AM (Mandarin), 3:30 PM (English)