No.151, Wufu 3rd Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City 802, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Situated next to Love Creek (愛河旁) and opposite Kaohsiung Girls’ Senior High School, the outside appearance of Holy Rosary Cathedral Minor Basilica may be nothing much to look at. Nevertheless, the interior golden beams and colorful stained glass are striking, giving it the honor of being known as the most beautiful church in Taiwan, especially among local Kaohsiung residents. In any case, there is no doubt that it is the oldest catholic church in Taiwan, having been built more than 150 years ago during the Qing dynasty. Its architecture is inspired by Spanish catholic churches. Indeed, you only need to step inside to feel that you have been transported into the heart of Catholicism in Europe.
Even if you are not religious, this is still a wonderful place to come and visit whenever mass is not being held. It is a naturally tranquil environment that lets you breathe a sigh of relief away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city of Kaohsiung. If you are not sure how to spend Christmas in Taiwan, you could also consider coming here, as the cathedral holds many events to honor the religious meaning of Christmas in the month of December.