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Qingdao Catholic Church

No.15 Zhejiang Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266001, China
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Ranked #5 of 205 Attractions in Qingdao
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Hong Kong, China
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you are getting married in Qingdao, you will probably have your pictures taken here. Lots of couples come here to have their pictures taken, along with tourists and those with dogs wearing tiny shoes. Not the most authentic experience in Qingdao, but worth the visit.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The place to go in good weather to see all the young couples on their pre wedding photo shoots. It is not unusual to see 20+ couples in full spectacular bridal wear during their open air photo shoots.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This church was build during 1930 so it's not so old as the ones in Europe. It was also destroyed by the communists when Mao took power and then later rebuilt to it's current stature. If you are like me from Europe this church will not impress you much. Entrance fee is 10yuan. And you can enter with shorts and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Offers the usual Catholic Church common of an earlier time. Many visitors took the time to be still in the pews offering their private prayers. It is very encouraging to note visitors observing the decorum and sanctity of being in a church. The stained glass panels are relatively impressive for a small church building. Interesting though is the number of... More

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Shenyang, China
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This church has a strong European look and is located on the end of the road. Many people come to this place to have their marriage pictures taken. I didn't go inside the church but overall I think it's quite a nice church.

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Seoul, South Korea
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We have been there on Sunday morning and it was interesting to see so many bridal pairs to be there for pictures. We counted more than ten and it was a great pleasure to watch all the ceremony.

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Cologne, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Well, that church. It has a really huge load of chinese couples in front that are being photographed. The inside is really cheesy and it is hard to figure out how to get in. When we entered, no ticket booth was pointed out, so we just strolled around (as we would in Germany, our churches do not have entrance fees..)... More

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Guangzhou, China
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The thing about churches in China is that they won't be like the ones in Europe. There won't be big vaulting ceilings or massive stained glass windows, or anything like that. Most Chinese aren't religious, so this is a tourist attraction for them too, and they take lots and lots of wedding pictures outside (I think I counted maybe 15... More

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Shanghai, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We like this a lot. Whenever we travel we always look for historical churches. Too bad is always close. You can always see the front and surrounding but can not go inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Been to Europe? Visited churches? Then you have seen better. The Qingdao catholic church is now but an idyllic place for wedding photos of the local Chinese. It is no more than a quick stop on a walk through old QIngdao. Expect to take no more than one or two photos and then be on your way. So as always... More

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