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Xikai Church

Dushan Road, Binjiang Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin 300052, China
022-028-85568253
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Ranked #5 of 302 Attractions in Tianjin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Tianjin, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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
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15 reviews 15 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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
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16 reviews 16 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

For being in the "Top 5" for Tianjin on TripAdvisor, it was a bit of a disappointment. The church is nice to see, but you can do it in about 5-10 minutes. It pales in comparison to cathedrals in Europe and feels a bit dingy.

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