St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church), Beijing

Built in Romanesque Revival style, St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church) stands out with its lavish exterior and three domes. Although the present church dates to just the beginning of the 20th century, its foundations go all the way back to 1653. A plaque on the outside wall tells the story of the turbulent history. Admire the modest interior, displaying pictures of St. Joseph and other saints, marble columns, and archways. In the park in front, look for the statue of St. Joseph holding a child. If you arrive at night, sit under the tree and admire the lights illuminating the ornate cathedral. Locals often come to practice traditional dance, giving the site a special vibrant ambiance. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Beijing fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Very cool find in a far-away country a church of my religion. Beautiful architecture and location is very beautiful for photos due lighting
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  • The church has an authentic feel , the only place in Beijing that you can see a cross . And the historic church. Love the fact there are masses conducted in English at 4:00 pm, small congregation . Wo...  more »
  • Walking along Wangfujing St toward the northern end of the shopping precinct is the Cathedral. It was standing room only down the back when we came in on a Sunday afternoon, a very broad mix of people...  more »
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