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Xujiahui Catholic Church

Closes in 16 min: 13:30 - 16:00
Open today: 13:30 - 16:00
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Church in the Middle of Malls

This church is easily reachable by Shanghai Metro Line 1. Get down at the station with the same... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Shanghai, China
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 26 November 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...more
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No.156 Puxi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200000, China
+86 21 6469 0930
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

The St. Ignatius Cathedral, locally known as Xujiahui Catholic Church, is a very beautiful Neo-Gothic church which is the seat of the bishop of the Archdiocese of Shanghai. You will marvel at the beautiful architecture inside the cathedral. We went there on our first attempt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Easy to come here by subway. The church is under renovation when the time we came. We were not able to go inside.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank hweeying
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Xujiahui Catholic Church - Really love the beautiful architecure of the church. Surely worth going here.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank emmagta
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral is beautiful. The noon mass in English was a wonderful experience. Don’t forget to bring a wrap to cover your shoulders.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank victoriapU8370QM
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This church is easily reachable by Shanghai Metro Line 1. Get down at the station with the same name. The church was closed for renovation. The twin spires are dwarfed by the sorrounding apartments and shopping malls. So quite tricky to locate from a distance....More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank sureshbabu2017
Reviewed 26 November 2017 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank GanL
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

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank WildHamish
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.

Date of experience: December 2016
4  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.

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 827martinob
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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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