Holy Rosary Cathedral, Kaohsiung
|Holy Rosary Cathedral|
|Location||Lingya, Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Architectural type||Roman Catholic church|
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 by Spanish from Filipinas and rebuilt to its present dimensions in 1928.
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.
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