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Construction of the cathedral began in 1863 and finished in 1888 after 25 years' effort. The cathedral is also called "Stone Chamber" or "Stone Chamber Jesus Cathedral" or "Stone Chamber Catholic Church" because all the walls and pillars in the cathedral were made of granite.

Sacred Heart Cathedral covers an area of 2,754 square meters with 35 meters in width, 78.69 meters in length and 58.5 meters in height. It is of the Gothic style whose grand scale and impressive presence can rival the world famous Notre-Dame de Paris in France.

There are a couple of majestic double-pointed stone towers in front of the cathedral. To the west of the middle of the two stone towers, there is a big clock and to the east there is a magnificent bell tower that has four bronze bells from France. The ceiling of the cathedral is in the shape of a vault. There are elegant folio flower panels on the front gate and the walls. All the doors and windows of the cathedral are decorated by colorful glasses of dark red, yellow, blue, and green and so on made in France. These colorful glasses can protect the interior of the cathedral from strong solar radiation to keep the benign and solemn atmosphere inside.
Evergreen trees and colorful flowers surround sacred Heart Cathedral.

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2011-05-23
Hours: 8:00-17:30 Address: Yide Road, Guangzhou Transportation: take Bus 4, 8, 61, 82, 238, 823 and get off at Yide Road Station. Admission: freeRead More
2011-05-23
The oldest Catholic Church in Beijing, the Southern Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is located at 181 Qianmenxi Street in the Xuanwumen area. It was first erected in the middle of the 16th century on the former site of the ...Read More
2011-05-20
The Beauty of Sacred Garment September 10 through October 16th, 2007 Opening Reception Wednesday, September 19th 5pm to 8pm. Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the exhibition “The Beauty of Sacred Garments” will be on view from September 10th through ...Read More

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