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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Beijing fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Looks to be the most common of churches however, the atmosphere inside the church is so conducive to contemplation and prayer that it becomes so captivating you have a hard time leaving. Attended the ...  more »
  • Located right next to Sunworld Dynasty Beijing where we lived, lit up nicely in the evening, it's also dancing on the square outside. Inside the Church, it is beautiful, the first church I've been looking for since I came to China, have not encountered so many. Take the chance if you are in the area.
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  • One of the most famous churches in Beijing. Take a look when you go to wangfujing. The outlook is very beautiful, very suitable for taking photos. Listen to the weekend will be open, you can participate, unfortunately not to catch up.
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