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

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Religious Site
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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  • Take a stroll in this district through a nice looking Church. Look very sensual. At the front there are children running around. Atmosphere is very good. This time it didn't go top in in.
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  • I've passed the Cathedral many times but took occasion to visit today. It is a building, built to the glory of God, that built in 1905 withstood the Cultural Revolution and is still in place today as ...  more »
  • Located on Wangfujing shopping street this functioning Catholic Church is one of the oldest in China. Worth popping in for a respectful view if you're in the area. Architecturally fairly impressive an...  more »

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