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Xikai Church, Tianjin

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Religious Site
Enter the ornately decorated interior of Xikai Church, the largest church in northern China. The Neo-Byzantine style church's construction began in 1913, with each brick transported here from France, and reached completion in 1916. Though it was somewhat damaged by the 1976 Tangshan earthquake, it was repaired and eventually placed on the city's cultural relics protection list in 1991. Within the church's pastel walls--among its 14 columns that support sweeping vaulted ceilings--you'll find a wealth of paintings and statues. Masses are held every morning, with special English language mass taken every Sunday at 11:30 am. Use our Tianjin tourist route planner to add Xikai Church and other attractions to your Tianjin vacation plans.
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  • A beautiful church. Happened to walk in while a service was in session. Will go back the next time to see the church.  more »
  • Pretty much the best church I have seen in China so far. It is well maintained both inside and outside. My visit was on Sunday afternoon just before Labour's day so it was expected to be packed with l...  more »
  • It seems more of a fascination for the Chinese than foreigners. We went because my wife and daughter are Chinese and have a curiosity for Western religions. There are many beautiful paintings and stat...  more »
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  • Was built on the original French concession. Each one of the bricks was shipped from France. Worth visiting.
  • Built in 1914, a nearly 100-year-old nice-looking church. Good to have a look, the people going there to pray in Sunday is huge.
  • Beautiful old style church and friendly to the foreigners
  • Ok
  • Historical place in Tianjin