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Xikai Church, Tianjin

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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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  • Tianjin nishihiraki Church is called Saint young SE (Joseph) Cathedral Chapel. The Basilica is built in 1913, has 100 years of history, located in Tianjin which France concession Tianjin City cultural relics protection and Tianjin historic appearance. Being repaired after the cultural revolution, still showing its beautiful appearance.
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  • This is a real church where Catholics and Christians go to on Sunday mornings to celebrate the Holy Mass. the service is in English at 11:30 every Sunday. All are welcome. It is encouraging that I was...  more »
  • 我倆說,明明是兩個剛剛從歐洲看了十幾個教堂回來的人,怎麼還上趕著看教堂呢,結果看到的都是剛剛逛完街的小年輕和教堂門口亂哄哄的食品攤。 但是回來上網一查:哇塞,西開教堂還是天主教天津教區的主教座堂呢!我倆對於“主教座堂”真是迷之愛戀…… 已經建立了一百多年的西開教堂,其實本名為聖若瑟主教座堂,是華北地區最大的羅馬式建築,建立在曾經的法租界。不過因為它矗立在濱海路步行街的盡頭,所以如今更像是一個商業街...  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.
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