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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. See Xikai Church and all Tianjin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tianjin day trip planning tool .
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  • Tianjin, one of the landmarks, although not religious, but the building is very beautiful, has a history of the sense of crossing, must go to see, inside very beautiful, worth a visit to the scene
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  • I think ease around the shop I visited Church located in the city's downtown, so casually. Is the Church of the eye-catching look, but especially in real figures of Saints and wonderful. Also we watched a little church in maintenance in that condition, I felt many of the believers.
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  • Of calculations is Sunday, met 禱 divisions here, believers light and view, view 蠻 beautiful outside, don't need Userboxes/Time spent too long to read.
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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
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  • Historical place in Tianjin

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