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Address: Dushan Road, Binjiang Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin 300052, China
Phone Number: 022-028-85568253
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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St Joseph's Cathedral

I am not a religious person and I did not actively seek this place out. It was not even in my To-Do List or Bucket List. I stumbled into it quite by chance. It's really a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Incheon, South Korea
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Incheon, South Korea
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92 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a religious person and I did not actively seek this place out. It was not even in my To-Do List or Bucket List. I stumbled into it quite by chance. It's really a good thing that the Red Guards did not get to destroy this church. The exterior and interior were like any other church I have... More 

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Tianjin, China
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit if you're into the politics of religion. From all outward appearances, this is quite an old style Roman Catholic Church, apparently falling under the Vatican's umbrella. However, it's actually part of the People's Catholic Church, the State run religion, not recognised by The Pope at all! As far as churches go, it's pretty... More 

Thank Stuart B
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Really interesting finding a Catholic Church in the middle of Tianjin. Very easy to find. Take the little bus right down the main road for a bit of extra fun. Obviously a loved church, well kept up.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was there today for Chinese. Quite crowded with most people attending mass and quite a bit of tourists taking pictures. Beautiful old domed cathedral with typical church paintings and sculptures.

Thank scottofhawaii
Tianjin, China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'am one of the the parishioner in this church. Our expat community of Christians is thriving and growing! Every week our parish celebrates the mass in English at 11:30 am. All denominations and nationalities welcome.

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Beijing Region, China
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A pleasant start to our day was had with a trip to Xikai Church. Rather larger, quite magnificent architecture. We visited at 10a.m and found it to be quiet enough to enjoy. A small overview of the history of the church is provided on entry which we found interesting.

Thank pandm2015
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Built with bricks coming all the way from France, completed in 1916. Part of the former Tianjin French concession, one of the nicest old building of Tianjin. Today it is a Catholic Church very active.

Thank mga888
Tianjin, China
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went there on a Sunday with some friends. Was pleasantly surprised to see how well attended it was. Beautiful well preserved building, it is a mystery how this and so many other 'western ' style buildings survived the Cultural Revolution. The times of the services are written outside in both English and chinese, as well as requests for visitor behaviour,... More 

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Tianjin, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The church is good. I saw there is written"we need your help and your talents serving the Lord", so I asked a Chinese volunteer about that for wanting to help in some way. But his attitude was very indifferent and unfriendly, just said "next week", no other details or explanation...

Thank xin889
Ankeny, Iowa
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166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

As a native of the city and growing up in the same area, I have witnessed this Catholic church in the past decades. In recent years, I noticed that it has attracted more and more church-goers, mostly older women in their 50s and 60s, but it's not rare to see many twenty-somethings attend the Sunday mass. I wasn't sure these... More 

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