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

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#30 of 185 in Historic Sites in Beijing
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • This Cathedral is smaller than the South Cathedral. However, it has different attraction. This church offers a different experience of solemnity, proper for the hymns lover.  more »
  • 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 »
  • Located 50 metres from the intersection of the downtown area of Beijing, Wangfujing, the Church is a Catholic Church in the Romanesque style was built in 1904. Lots of people was dancing to the ballroom dance in the square in front of the Church, lit up at night.
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