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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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  • It was really relaxing and the congregation was very warm and friendly. Although not a religious, but bought a Bible to stay for the memorial. Also took me to watch the courses of the religion.
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  • From the morning Bell, Europe will have. I think it is reasonably quiet, tired resting people will visit even better?.
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  • We discovered this church while trying to find our guide and his car . We never expected to find so big a Catholic church in Tianjin . Our guide told us that it is dating from the French presence . It...  more »
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