About Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral is known by many names; Sacred Heart Cathedral in Guangzhou, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Shishi Catholic Church. This holy and peaceful place is located within the bustling urban area. The walls and pillars are made of granite, giving nicknames to the cathedral.  When in Guangzhou, you have to visit the church and feel the holy and mysterious atmosphere.
The Cathedral is said to be the biggest gothic-style cathedral in China and Southeast Asia and took 25 years to build. The stained windows, the high spires, and arches and the spacious and the high inner sanctum, all make this building look like a European cathedral. This isn't a Roman Catholic church, but it is the cathedral of the Chinese bishop in Guangzhou

Must See

  • Three dark red doors with exquisite gothic pointed arches on the ground floor.
  •  Crystal coloured glasses of the window.
  •  Two eight-square pointed bell towers.
  •  Big clocks.
  •  Virgin Mary Bell Group containing four heavy bronze bells.

How to reach

Take metro Line 2 or metro Line 6 to Haizhu Square, get out from Exit B2, and walk west along Yide Road to the cathedral. 
Take public buses 4, 8, 61, 82, 86, or 823, to Yide Road.



  • It is closed during lunch time.
  • Visitors can participate in the mass, but they are not allowed to walk around during the mass time.
  • Mass is held each week in several languages.
  • Short skirts, knickers, and slippers are not allowed in the cathedral.
  • Free long aprons are available for visitors at the entrance.
  • The biggest gothic-style church in China

Visit Time

Sunday:         8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:         8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday:        8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday:   8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:       8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:            8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday:        8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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