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One of four Roman Catholic churches, and the second oldest in Beijing, this one stands out for its Romanesque architecture with Chinese touches.
The church dates to 1655, built by Italian Jesuits missionaries. It underwent a massive renovation in 1904.
There is a Sunday Mass...More
Attended Christmas Day Mass (in English). Irish Jesuit priests made everyone feel very welcome, singing was lovely traditional style. Good mix of ex-pats, travellers and locals filling all available seats.
I attended the English Sunday mass at 4 pm and it was crowded. Temperature was cool inside the church. Spacious courtyard in front of church for photo taking. Not too far walking distance from subway station.
We took the subway to Dengshikou Station (use Exit A). Walk down Baishu Hutong approximately 1/2 km and the church is located at the end on the corner at Wangfujing Street. The front doors are locked however the door on the northeast side was open....More
The original church was built by catholic monks is 1665. Since that time, this church has been destroyed, rebuilt, closed , rebuilt, repurposed, burnt to the ground and rebuilt again. Against all odds, here it stands. Majestic, bold, defiant and catholic. It’s an “in your...More
We went to Wangfujing Street and I tried to go inside again and was unsuccessful. I’ve never been lucky enough to be able to go in. Maybe you can’t go in anymore? In any case, it’s still a beautiful church and somewhat difficult to see...More