St Ignatius Cathedral
Of Xujiahui’s prized Jesuit monuments, none is as splendid as the St Ignatius Catholic Library, built in 1847. Reserve a spot on the...
Next to a middle school along Puhuitang Rd, this fascinating museum is dedicated to the arts and crafts of the former red-brick Tousewe...
Ye Olde Station Restaurant
You can’t miss this oddly named restaurant when sifting through Xujiahui’s Jesuit treasures. Formerly a convent, the lovely building,...
Lonely Planet review
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 Sunday at 6am, 7.30am, 10am and 6pm; on weekdays at 7am and on Saturday at 6pm (and the first Friday of the month at 6pm).