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Qingdao Catholic Church

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Address: No.15 Zhejiang Road, Shinan District, Qingdao 266001, China
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7:55 am - 5:02 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:55 am - 5:02 pm

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Beautiful cathedral, popular wedding dress spot

The cathedral is highly unusual in this Chinese city. Beautiful, and used for many wedding photos, some with just the bride in the dress, others with a groom. If you want to check... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rose Alice W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral is highly unusual in this Chinese city. Beautiful, and used for many wedding photos, some with just the bride in the dress, others with a groom. If you want to check out the latest wedding dress fashions, here's the place. There are stall shops nearby with a variety of attractive hats for sale. Our party bought 3! Also,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Michael's Cathedral is located at the old German-built part of the city. The church was built by German missionaries and stands at the top of a hill. When we were there, we were so surprised to see many young ladies wearing wedding gowns waiting outside the church in front of the court yard. At first I thought they were... More 

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't go inside, but if you want to, then make sure to not wear flip flops. You need to wear closed toes shoes to go inside. There are always tons of people and from spring to fall there are always a ton of wedding photographers with their bride and grooms around here. The outside of the church is lovely... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is situated in lovely part of the old town with much german architecure. Its pretty cheap to go in. We were surprised at the simplicity of the inside. Much of the side alters were dedicated to the most famous Saints. After the visit stroll back down the city streets to the beach and the Pier.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Popped in for a short visit - absolutely amazed at how many wedding pictures were being taken in the square. Worth the visit just to see it. Never went inside ( no time), but beautiful on the outside. You will need to park some way away and walk. This was a difficult place to find, even on "maps". Our local... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This place feels like a mini slice of Germany inside China, and it's austere architecture, combined with the surrounding cobblestone square, really feels somewhat surreal. But this is best experienced for free, outside the church. This was one of my favorite parts of Qingdao, but there is no need to pay to go inside. Inside, it looks like any other... More 

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Qingdao, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a beautiful Cathedral is called St Michael's Cathedral that has been restored back to its original beauty in 1981 after the Cultural revolution. Designed by a German architect Pipieruch in a gothic and roman style. In the form of a cross. Two towers, 4 bronze bells. Dome fresco .A place of worship and prayer as well as a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Qingdao Catholic Church makes you pay for the visit for each person pays 40 rmb per person so make sure you have money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Standing in the middle of the square, you are transported to a European town and have to pinch yourself that you are in Qingdao. You will see brides taking their wedding shots and café for that caffeine or toilet break. Entrance fee is RMB50. The interior is styled very much like other Gothic churches with lovely stained glass, high domes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

To visit the church, there is an entrance fee of ard RMB35. The architecture was well kept n beautiful. Worth a visit. It is also a very popular place among locals to take wedding pictures.

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