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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  • We were absolutely surprised to find this Catholic Church totally intact and still giving mass in the middle of Beijing. Despite all that has happened over the last 100 years it is still there with it...  more »
  • The Holy Joseph Catholic Church, after the eight national war, the Qing Dynasty was forced to sign the reparations of the Ugly covenant of the Church of Jin Jian, the whole of the outside of Wangfujing looked as abrupt, when the interior of the day did not open, so can only take pictures outside.
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  • I wanted to find a Catholic Church for Sunday Mass. my hotel was on Wangfujing Street, St. Joseph's is right on this main thoroughfare. I had a tough time online finding a Mass schedule. Fortunately, ...  more »
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