Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Tianjin Region  /  Tianjin  /  Historic Sites  /  Xikai Church

Xikai Church, Tianjin

4.3
#1 of 28 in Historic Sites in Tianjin
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Xikai Church
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
114 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
  • A beautiful church, only five road near can go, Rome-Happy Valley Church, Gothic area, very beautiful, it is very difficult to get the whole picture, must place angle Objective
    View original
Google
  • 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

Plan your trip to Tianjin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tianjin

The large city of Tianjin has more than enough accommodations to cater to the different tastes of its visitors. Just take a look at the central districts of Hedong, Hebei, and Hexi. Towering over the central area, an abundance of high-rise hotels offer rooms and facilities both budget and upmarket, and convenient access to the main transport hubs, shops, and sights. If you're planning on staying in town for a while, consider renting an apartment in one of the more residential districts further out.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tianjin by other users

27 days in Tianjin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Tianjin & Beijing BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Tianjin & Beijing BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tianjin BY A USER FROM JAPAN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tianjin BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Tianjin BY A USER FROM CHINA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Tianjin BY A USER FROM CHINA August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Tianjin BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Chengde, Tianjin & Beijing BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Tianjin Region BY A USER FROM JAPAN July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Tianjin BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Tianjin BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans