In South China lies an ancient building, an ancient Roman Catholic Church known as the Sacred Heart Cathedral. This old building is located in Guangzhou, an important national transportation hub and trading port. In this industrialized city, the Sacred Heart Cathedral plays a heartfelt role.
This primeval structure was built back in the 1800’s by the Emperor of France, and therefore this building has much prehistoric value. It has been remodeled to bring it back to life since it was damaged in the twentieth century. It will soon become an admired and much visited tourist attraction.
Sacred Heart Cathedral is a European styled structure; the stained windows, high arches and spires, spacious design and high inner sanctuary displays it all. The Sacred Heart Cathedral is known to be the biggest Gothic architectural structure in China and the whole of south east Asia. The cathedral is also identified as the Stone House, as this massive structure is built out of graphite.
This colossal building comprising of two twin towers, from its west and east can be compared to Notre Dame in Paris. The Stone House has such a significant value since it dates back to the 1800’s. It has taken almost 25 years to complete its construction.
Tourists can visit this place and notice how enormous these structures are, and the styles and techniques used by early architects. Visitors will also sight the two towers to the west and the east of the church. The east tower is a bell tower which accommodates four brass bells which were brought from France back in the 19th century. The west tower known as the clock tower holds a large Chinese manufactured clock.
Once you cross the threshold, the inside is an arched dome. As you enter you get the feeling of typical French architecture. The colourful French glass on both the doors and windows makes the church glimmer during the day. The soft dim light gives one a tranquil feeling, which makes anyone want to dwell and absorb the silent beauty.
After reconstruction the Stone House is sure to be swarming with Catholics coming for prayer and tourists from all around the world. The masses are held every week in many languages at the Stone House. If travellers wish to stay at serviced apartments Guangzhou in their visit, Ascott Guangzhou is the finest serviced apartment Guangzhou.