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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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  • 非常漂亮,可以直接进去参观。本人不信教,但是坐在里面静静的呆了半个小时还是很受宗教力量的浸染的。据说平安夜的时候会有非常多人距离,周围会禁行。  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 »
  • 很宏伟,很安静。有教徒跪在前面默默地祷告。 进门右手放了很多宣传册,可自行取阅。 因为是周一,来的大多数是年轻情侣,门口停了好几辆ofo单车。  more »
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  • Was built on the original French concession. Each one of the bricks was shipped from France. Worth visiting.
  • Beautiful old style church and friendly to the foreigners
  • 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.
  • A must when visiting city center.
  • Ok