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St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church), Beijing
(3.6/5 based on 120 reviews on the web)
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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  • Surprisingly, it was seen in the Beijing Catholic Church, and such a lovely, located in the heart of the city. The temple is very beautiful, don't look here, when you're on the Vanfudzin.
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  • We accidentally stumbled upon this Christian edifice which seemed so out of place, at least in the stereotype images we had of Communist China. It is still a living place of worship although it was no...  more »
  • This place is great - for a busy shopping street, the cathedral is very big but when you go inside, you realise how small it is. I came at 7am on a sunday and it's full for a service and the church st...  more »