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Xikai Church

Dushan Road, Binjiang Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin 300052, China
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Ranked #6 of 293 Attractions in Tianjin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 54 Reviews
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Tianjin, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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...

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Ankeny, Iowa
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Tianjin, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Also named St. Joseph Cathedral, though there's currently no bishop. English mass is offered every Sunday at 11:30.

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Qingdao, China
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124 reviews 124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I happened to visit this Catholic Church during the Holy Week, was extremely satisfied that I could fulfil my obligations of piety and solemnity. As is usual in any church, volunteers help u to guide you if u are found blank. The English services were at 11:30am and 7:30am though patrons were mostly expats and a few locals. Church was... More 

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Tianjin Region, China
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Invited by Tripadvisor to write this review -(coincidentially currently live on same street as this what we Catholics call Our Lady of Tianjin English speaking community of St Josephs Cathedral") -Irish people in particular have a particular devotion to the mother of god as Irish women have a very special place in our society (from pre Christian times -Brehon women... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

As a Catholic, I like to visit catholic churches around the world so I sought this one out. It was not terribly impressive but does have a somewhat interesting history and would be a worthwhile stop for many. It is located right next to a thriving shopping area and you can find a Starbucks right there, if that is to... More 

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Dalian China
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The church was well preserved and had very beautiful paintings. I especially found the sign in front of the church very helpful. It said among other things: "No Loving", Do Not Destroy Everything" and "Do not Take"

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Tianjin, China
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Just a simolke church. Nothing much to see except for the building. Nearby some good coffee places and shopping mall. 30 minutes is enough.

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