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Sheshan Catholic Church

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A Pilgrimage

I am a regular visitor to Shanghai. But my first time visiting this Minor Basilica. Took a metro... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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An oasis of peace in Shanghai

Sheshan Church and the whole area surrounding the hill where the church stands, is a small oasis of... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Shanghai, China
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Hilltop of Xishen Hill, Sheshan Town, Songjiang District, Shanghai 201600, China
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I am a regular visitor to Shanghai. But my first time visiting this Minor Basilica. Took a metro line 9 to Sheshan station from Pudong (7RMB) and then a taxi (metered price 21RMB) to the foot of the hill. Walked up a 45 degree slope...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Sheshan Church and the whole area surrounding the hill where the church stands, is a small oasis of peace surrounded by greenery. Also interesting is the astronomical observatory that stands next to the church, and is definitely worth a visit. You can get there by...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

This is a large catholic Jesuit basilica built on top of a hill way to the west of Shanghai. It’s interesting from an architectural and historical perspective but doesn’t rival classical European structures.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Church is on the highest hill (but still a short hill) in Shanghai in the Songjiang 松江 district. It’s an easy climb up. There is an astronomy observatory (fees required) and an earthquake museum (free) on same hill. Someone was giving a sermon in Chinese...More

1  Thank YeeJ68
Reviewed 22 October 2017

clean, quiet church, nice atmosphere, I am not Christen so cannot comment on religious touch. But recommended.

1  Thank MaheshS1185
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I feel ignorant, but I really didn't think I would ever find a Catholic church in China, so when I read about She shan Basilica I had to go. We had quite an awesome experience getting there. It was rainy and cold but we still...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The church is in a very nice location, on top of an hill, and the structure is much similar to the western churches than the other in Shanghai. There isn't the messe, but an area is dedicated to Catholics to pray, not disturbed by the...More

Thank Vassalloma
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This renown She Shan Basilica has been reported the apparition of Holy Mother in the early 80s. The local community at that time witnessed the "said miracles " . For those interested, they may go there to explore the findings yourself !

Thank theproducer2016
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

45 minutes away from Hongqiao hub. You will find the Seshan basilica. The entrance is found on the nort part of the hill , with a small gate . The big one when you arrive is only for attraction park. Entrance is free . You...More

1  Thank Jean-Pascal D
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The Catholic Church has always chosen high points, and this is no exception. The walk up is tiring but beautiful as it is through a forest. There is a bus all the way there from the city, or you can use the metro and bus.

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Response from emilio_tx | Reviewed this property |
We took Line 9 and exit Xujiahui. From there its about 20 minutes away in taxi (1 hour walking). We paid 50 yuans to get there (probably overcharged us because we were tourists) which we didn't have a problem because it was... More