Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung

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Holy Rosary Cathedral
前金天主堂
玫瑰聖母主教座堂.JPG
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
Inside.

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.

History[edit]

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

Architecture[edit]

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

Activities[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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

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