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St Joseph Catheral

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Dushan Road, Binjiang Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin 300052, China
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Reviewed 7 December 2018

St Joseph’s Cathedral (aka, Xikai Church) has both a very beautiful façade and interior. On the outside, I like the colour pattern of the brickwork. The church was originally built over the 1913 to 1916 period and required significant rebuilding in the 1980s to repair...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

A great and open church. You can visit and take a spiritual rest. Many paintings displaying the life of Jesus Christ.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

If you already been to Europe or from there, honestly here has nothing to visit. From the outside looks good, but when you walk in, I am disappointed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The church has been maintained incredibly well and offers a nice break from traditional Chinese architecture.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CWeeKiwi
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Once Tianjin was one of the most westernized cities in China. And this church is also a remembrance of that time. This church stands at the end of Bingjiandao shopping street and it is very easy to find.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Little has been done to the Church over it's 105 year history, so it is still looks original with it's decorations and blue / gold paintwork, not to mention lack of heating in winter. Lovely original glass gas lights inside which I haven't seen lit...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lilijp03
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We discovered this church while trying to find our guide and his car . We never expected to find so big a Catholic church in Tianjin . Our guide told us that it is dating from the French presence . It is not an European...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

A beautiful church. Happened to walk in while a service was in session. Will go back the next time to see the church.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 13gerritt
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty much the best church I have seen in China so far. It is well maintained both inside and outside. My visit was on Sunday afternoon just before Labour's day so it was expected to be packed with locals and tourists. There were also some...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank NorbiS22
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It seems more of a fascination for the Chinese than foreigners. We went because my wife and daughter are Chinese and have a curiosity for Western religions. There are many beautiful paintings and statues of Christ and Mary, as well as the stations of the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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