Places of Worship in Shanghai, Shanghai

The flourishing city of Shanghai is made up of a broad mix of cultures, with a large Western influence. This metropolis features a great number of places of worship that reflect the religious dedications of many of these cultures. Most of the churches and cathedrals are located in the central areas of the city, so they are surrounded by other wonderful, cultural landmarks. With this tour, you will enjoy an architectural and spiritual experience in one of the world's largest cities.
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Guide Name: Places of Worship in Shanghai
Guide Location: China » Shanghai (See other walking tours in Shanghai)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.7 km
Author: emma
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St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai

1) St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai

Built after the opium wars, the St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai is one of the most beautiful churches in the Far East. The parish consists today of over 2000 members.

The grand cathedral with twin brick spires was built in 1910 by the Jesuits who were the first Europeans to settle in Shanghai. The cathedral is dedicated to their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola. The design was by English architect, William Doyle, and a French Jesuit order constructed the church between 1905 and 1910. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Shanghai Community Church

2) Shanghai Community Church

This multi-denominational church was used by European and American residents in Shanghai as their neighbourhood place of worship. It is the largest protestant church in the city.

The Shanghai Community Church is located in the Hengshan Road in the Southwestern part of the city. The locality is the preferred residential area of foreigners and expatriates. The congregation started as a small group of Americans in 1920 whose church was in Dongu Road. As the number of Protestants from different...   view more
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St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

3) St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church was the chief place of worship for the Russian Diaspora who fled to Shanghai from Vladivostok and flourished here between the two World Wars. Today, there is a revival of worship and services are held in the loft.

The Russian population in Shanghai consisted of refugees who fled their homeland after the Bolshevik Revolution. They established a small community called little Russia in the city. The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church was built by the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Peter Catholic Church

4) St. Peter Catholic Church

The St. Peters Catholic Church is located in the French Concession of Shanghai. Foreign residents of the city worship at the church and masses are celebrated in Chinese, English, German, Korean and French.

The St. Peters Catholic Church was built by the French Jesuits for the students of the Aurora University. The university was founded by a Chinese Jesuit priest, Fr. Ma Xiangbo and members of the Society of Jesus from France. The University remained a Jesuit institution till the Chinese...   view more
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Fazangjiang Temple

5) Fazangjiang Temple

The Fazangjiang Temple is one of the four important Buddhist temples in Shanghai. The others being the Jade Buddha, the Longhua and the Jing An Temples. It is a major city attraction because of its unique architecture.

The Fazagjiang Temple, located in the Old Town was built in 1924 by the Tiantai Ancestor called the Xingci Master. It occupies an area of 0.4 hectares. It took five years to build and is unique because unlike other temples it has a tower. The entrance door is located in the...   view more

Walking Tours in Shanghai, China

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City Orientation Walking Tour II

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Travel Distance: 5.9 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Walking Tour of Shanghai's Huangpu District

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
City Orientation Walking Tour I

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km

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