St Ignatius Cathedral

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St Ignatius Cathedral information

Shànghǎi , China
158 Puxi Rd; 蒲西路158号
+86 21 6438 4632
Getting there
Metro: Xujiahui
Opening hours
9-11am & 1-4pm Mon-Sat, 2-4pm Sun
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The dignified twin-spired St Ignatius Cathedral (1904) is a major Xújiāhuì landmark. A long span of Gothic arches, its nave is ornamented on the outside with rows of menacing gargoyles; note how the church spires find reflection in much of the more recently built local architecture. The original stained glass was destroyed in the Cultural Revolution, but the vivid colours of the recent red, azure and purple replacements (with archaic Chinese inscriptions from the Bible) are outstanding.

Mass is held on Sundays at 7am, 8am, 10am, noon (in English) and 6pm; on weekdays at 6.15am and 7am and on Saturdays at 4.30pm and 6pm. Exit 3 from Xujiahui metro station is right by the church.