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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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  • 西開天主教堂位於天津濱江道之上,地處鬧市之中,教堂外就是步行街,有各式商店和食肆。 教堂始建於1913年,為天津市文物保護單位,歷史悠久,內部有很多漂亮的彩繪壁畫,外部是羅馬式建築,有三個巨型圓頂,為天主教天津教區的主教座堂。 沒想過在天津也可遇到這麼漂亮的教堂! 
  • My very first christian wedding and the mass carol singing... that i ever saw!! Its a beautiful church... you cant miss this place if youre in the university area... 
  • 教堂很美,与欧洲的教堂装饰一样美丽,值得去参观。如果赶上周末幸运的话还可以看到礼拜的情景。教堂中很安静,是城市中难得的逃离喧闹的地方。 
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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