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

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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. Use our Beijing vacation trip planner to visit St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church) on your trip to Beijing, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the oldest place of worship for Christians and located right on the Wangfujing Dajie, this Cathedral looks even more awesome at night due to the yellow lights decor. Every evening till night, c...  more »
  • it's beside our hotel, Sunworld Dynasty, altho we were not able to enter the Cathedral, and we passed by everytime we walk to the shopping malls, there were a group of dancers enjoying themselves nigh...  more »
  • I was surprised to come across this Catholic Cathedral built in 1655. Still in good shape and mass is said in Mandarin  more »