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St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church)

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw this church as we were exploring Wangfujiang street. It just stood out since there were shops and buildings surrounding it. It is a beautiful Catholic Church of Romanesque architecture.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Betty C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank reginafug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michellet76
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sister_A28
Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dmacwi
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I was never educating to find an old Catholic church here in Beijing i stumbled upon it in my treck around food street what a great surprise. 4pm for English mass on Sundays

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church) - is one of the top attractions of the city..

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 10 May 2018

St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church) is actually big surprise in Beijing. You see Catholic Church in the middle of Beijing.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Bryce S
9 April 2018|
Response from Cew00 | Reviewed this property |
English mass at 4 pm Sunday, as just there :)
14 March 2017|
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Response from oly c |
Yes it's correct :)