Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung

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Holy Rosary Cathedral
Basic information
Location Lingya, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Geographic coordinates 22°37′13″N 120°17′30″E / 22.62022°N 120.29165°E / 22.62022; 120.29165Coordinates: 22°37′13″N 120°17′30″E / 22.62022°N 120.29165°E / 22.62022; 120.29165
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Country Taiwan
Website http://www.rosary.org.tw/
Completed 1928

The Holy Rosary Cathedral (Chinese: 前金天主堂; pinyin: qiánjīn tiānzhǔ táng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: cheng-kim thian-chu tong; officially called Chinese: 玫瑰聖母聖殿主教座堂) is the oldest Catholic church in Taiwan, located in Lingya District, Kaohsiung, just east of the Love River. It is the seat of the Bishop of Kaohsiung.


The cathedral was first established in 1860 and rebuilt to its present dimensions in 1928.


The architectural style is modeled after both Gothic and Romanesque. The interior design is loosely similar to that of Manila Cathedral in the Philippines.


Mass is held daily, with English mass celebrated at 11:00 a.m. every Sunday. The cathedral is known throughout Kaohsiung for its annual Christmas Eve celebrations, which lasts the whole evening before Christmas Day.


The cathedral is accessible within walking distance west from Central Park Station of Kaohsiung MRT.

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