Stunning church, aka the Notre Dame of East Asia. Worth a visit -- one of only 4 all granite gothic churches in the world. Church service in progress when we visited so we couldn't really walk freely ...
Pretending to be in Europe | Secretly in the arcade [Stone Room Sacred Heart Cathedral]
Address: 56-7 in front of the old department of Yide Road, Yuexiu District
Time: Tuesday to Friday 8
Guangzhou Travel | Punch Sacred Heart Cathedral, one second pretend to be abroad
one of the most magnificent double-pointed Gothic buildings in the country, magnificent glass, strong buttres, diagonally flying rainbow, here It retains the most original rich Gothic architecture and is side by side with the world's four all-stone structures of Notre Dame, Westminster Abbey and Cologne Cathedral.
The sunset of the day passes through the door, and the strong religious atmosphere is so fascinating. When you enter the door, you can feel the solemnity, quietness and elegance. Here, quietly listening to the worship, whispering softly, and making the pilgrims lift their hearts and heart.
Listen to your inner voice. He will tell you that the world is wider than you think. In this world, you can meet the opportunity, and you can never encounter the "God", your own path. Still have to go by yourself, grasp the daily life, take care of everyday life, take care of the unique body, and hope that in this 140-year-old stone room, the scars can be smoothed and precipitate good memories.
The Sacred Heart Cathedral of Shishi is derived from the idea of Ming Jizhangs mission in Guangdong. Ten years later, the teaching affairs of the Guangdong and Guangxi regions were separated from the Macao diocese and passed on from the outside of Paris. One of the four stone-built Gothic churches in the world and the largest stone-structured Catholic building in Southeast Asia, it is comparable to the world-famous Notre Dame de Paris, so that the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Guangzhou Stone Chamber is filled with uninterrupted all the year round. The tourists and citizens of the city are comparable to the Yide Road wholesale market adjacent to it. After the baptism of history, the Sacred Heart Cathedral suffered several damages and experienced several repairs. Today, the glass windows of the church are not the French and Latin annotated versions of the year. Instead, the Philippine company produces glass windows with English notes. The stairs, channels, beams and big clocks have all been refurbished and replaced. What is commendable is that in such a fast-paced era, in such a compact metropolis, there are still people who are stationed in the footsteps of life and participate in the masses in the church. Fortunately, places of historic interest and scenic beauty have not yet fallen to the historical sites, but there is still a more realistic meaning behind it - carrying the beliefs of some people. [Travel Tips]: Opening hours: 8:00-17:30 (no holidays) [Metro]: Subway Line 6 to Yide Road Station Exit A is 470 meters walk; Metro Line 2 to Haizhu Square Station B2 exit is 590 meters walk.
It is hand-built from hundreds of thousands of granite and has the reputation of Notre Dame de Paris. It is not only the most magnificent two-tower Gothic church in the country but also in Southeast Asia, and one of the four all-stone Gothic churches in the world.
On December 3, 1863, the church held a grand foundation ceremony. Since this day is the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the church is also the main guarantee of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, hence the name Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Approaching the church, the front two-story rose window with a diameter of nearly 7 meters, the overall shape is like a radiant sun, the cross window and 24 petals are metaphorical to the allusions in the Bible.
Entering the interior of the church, looking up, the church's wide dome, like a wave of waves spread out to the front.
On both sides of the wall, from the custom-made stained glass in the Philippines, the glass is drawn with a biblical story, which is called "the Bible of the illiterate person". Whenever the sun passes through the stained glass, it creates a beautiful and magical light effect, and the strong religious atmosphere is so fascinating. The most amazing thing about the
stone chamber church is that from the height of the sky, the plane of the church is a Latin "ten" shape, which in the Catholic culture sings the life dedication of Jesus carrying the cross, and is also a symbol of the sun, fire, and light. , showing the pursuit of "the light of God" by the believers. Many people who have lived in downtown Guangzhou for a long time said that "there has never been such a special aspect of the stone room."
The Sacred Heart Cathedral is a Catholic church in the Diocese of Guangzhou. Now it has become a classic representative of Guangzhou's exotic customs. At the front of the church there are a pair of towering stone twin spires. There are four big bronze bells from France in the middle of the tower. The arched domes, stained glass windows, and lattice windows in the church are all charismatic elements in the Catholic Church.
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