Holy Rosary Church Kuala Lumpur, built in 1904, is a beautiful Neo-Gothic style monument that caters to the city’s Chinese Catholic community. Accessible within a 10-minte walk from Kuala Lumpur KTM train station, it is one of the few best-preserved religious buildings in KL.
Standing out against the countless modern-style condominium, office towers, and hotels nearby the vicinity, the church was blessed by French missionary Father Francis Emile Terrien and is adorned with European-style features such as stained glass windows, a pointed arch, ribbed vault, and flying buttress.
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The stained glass windows was designed by Fr. L. Lambert MEP, depicting the five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Set behind the church’s main altar, they are also known for its historical value as they had survived the Japanese Occupation of Malaya in 1942.
Set along Jalan Tun Sambanthan, the church is close to several landmarks within Kuala Lumpur City Centre such as National Museum of Malaysia, Planetarium Negara Malaysia, and Sri Kandaswamy Kovil Temple. Do note however, that Holy Rosary Church is only open for mass during weekends and visitors are only allowed photograph its all-white exterior and landscaped garden. If you’re planning on visiting the church for mass, the English session is held at 07:00 on weekdays, 17:00 on Saturday, and 08:30 on Sunday.
Holy Rosary Church
- Opening Hours: Saturday 17:00 – 21:00, Sunday 08:30 – 12:00
- Address: 10, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2274 2747