Strong contender for Shanghai's most imposing cathedral, the Catholic Sheshan Marian Basilica was built in the 1930s to replace a smaller, shabbier cathedral that had been built, in turn, to replace a Buddhist shrine in the mid 1800s. It used to be called Zosè Basilica, after the Shanghainese pronunciation of Sheshan. The path up the steep hill features fourteen stations of the cross. It only does Chinese services.
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