The riverside Cool Docks consist of several shíkùmén (石库门; stone-gate houses) surrounded by red-brick warehouses, near (but not quite...
Life’s a beach, even in the middle of Shànghǎi. If the sun comes out, pop down to this amusing artificial strip of sand right by the...
Power Station of Art
Hosting the Shànghǎi Biennale, the Power Station of Art in the disused Nánshì Power Plant has seen some thought-provoking exhibitions....
One of Shànghǎi’s supreme alfresco bar experiences, Char Bar is a top spot for a cocktail and some neon-gazing. The terrace packs some...
Kebabs on the Grille
This immensely popular and busy Cool Docks restaurant is a genuine crowd-pleaser, and has alfresco seating by the pond outside. The Boti...
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Dǒngjiādù Cathedral information
Just outside the Old Town and once known as St Francis Xavier Church, this magnificent whitewashed cathedral is Shànghǎi’s oldest church, built by Spanish Jesuits in 1853. A splendid sight, the church was located within a famously Catholic area of Shànghǎi and is generally open if you want to view the well-kept interior (ring the bell at the side door).