The Huaying Street Cathedral is far from beautiful as St George's, it is forbidden to take pictures and is free to enter, but may ask for donations. The building next door also houses the Penang Catholic Diocese Museum, a wonderful exhibition curated by a local pastor.
The cathedral of Huagai Street is a colonial product, Gothic architecture style, built on the sea, this overall white church, the appearance is more beautiful, because there are many similar style buildings, the church is near George City.
The church was very close to the hotel we stayed in, just at the entrance to Love Lane, and there was no one walking by, and a cleaning staff greeted us. Enter the hall, the door has two white statues of angels and human beings, hand plate, is to provide Christians to do good convenience. The hall is particularly quiet, the white environment is particularly elegant, when there is a big pipe organ on the door. The only downside is that the building on the outside has a side lighting that is not working, which affects the visual effect, a little regrettable.
The cathedral was built by Father Gano in 1786, and in 1857 it moved from Chapel Street to Huaqi Street. The building next to the church is now built by Father Manisu. In 1861, the church could hold 1,200 people. After being promoted to the Diocese of Penang in 1955, it was renovated and rebuilt. The white cathedral under the blue sky and green grass is quite exotic.
The ancient church is one of several colonial-era buildings in the sea-side area of Penang. The gothic exterior is elegant, solemn and serene, and beautiful with the wind and shadows.