Qingdao Catholic Church

Qingdao Catholic Church

Qingdao Catholic Church
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7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
Monday
7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
Tuesday
7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
Wednesday
7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
Thursday
7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
Friday
7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
Saturday
7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
Sunday
7:55 AM - 5:02 PM
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Sillypiggys
Sydney, Australia1,067 contributions
Family
Beautifully preserved Bavarian architecture. Large plaza which is great for wondering around and spending a bit of time to take in the surrounding. A contrast to the traditional Chinese cities. If you wander through the streets, you will see other colonial buildings from the German settlement past. We went on a weekday in January so there wasn’t much of a crowd.
Written January 6, 2020
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AJ @ CK
Beijing, China106 contributions
Pleasant to walk around, but you only need a few minutes for a visit. The ticket is 10 yuan. Read the Wikipedia entry as you walk around for interesting information on the history of the church, as the English-language signs are basic at best.
Written September 6, 2020
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IdyllwildAl
Mexico City, Mexico238 contributions
Family
St. Michael's is an early twentieth century German colonial cathedral, constructed before imperialists were booted from China by the May Wind. May the 4th be with the Chinese, you can see the red colored swirly monument elsewhere by the Qingdao seaside. The booting of all colonizers began in Shandong province, but remnants still remain. During the Cultural Revolution, someone actually died attempting to topple the cross from this beautiful relic to a different time.

If you come expecting snitzchel, bratwurst, and little Germans in lederhosen, you've come to the wrong place, but if you expect a quaint little reminder of imperialism and the sights and smells of modern China, you've got it.

It's a beautiful church, and a few old buildings remain. It's not a frequently touristed area, but shops and fun are to be had. No matter the time of year, you'll see beautiful Chinese women and handsome Chinese men taking elaborate wedding photos outside.

Have fun, it's worth the trip, but if you know what to expect, you won't be disappointed.

If you do want western food and to see the oldest movie theater in all of Asia, go to 1907 nearby. Most of all, have fun.
Written November 24, 2019
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VAS1586
Qingdao, China599 contributions
Friends
It was an amazing visit for me......I happened to be here on a Saturday, they refused to be allow me inside asking me to come on the next day.....I went there then on sunday....they have two masses, Chinese mass around 8.15am and a Korean mass around 10am.......the father, priest at the Korean mass could speak English as well much to my relief.....Foreign visitors to Qingdao also make it a point to visit this church, for yet another beautiful scenery.....the outside of the church is used by all marriage photographers where on some days u could see almost
50 young couples waiting patiently posing here and there....quite funny for a church atmosphere but no doubt an interesting scene.
Written August 5, 2012
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Traveller_Oldie
East London, South Africa255 contributions
Family
Very nice church and typical European Square. But not much more. Luckily a German stall selling Bratwurst and cold beer made it worth the visit.
Written July 25, 2021
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Furious_Buddhist
Ashburn, VA71 contributions
Solo
The church is simple and austere in the outside, with a large plaza where many Chinese brides with dreams of unbreakable marriages go to picture themselves. Inside, it feels comfortable, with good ventilation and ample light. Though this is an active church (with services in Chinese and Korean), its other main purpose is as a tourist attraction, to spread the gospel to secular Chinese people.

Christians from Western countries would feel a slight shock for the entrance fee (10 RMB) to a church. And once inside, they might feel a bit curious as to why it is necessary to have signs explaining who is Mary (under Mary's statue) and who is Joseph (under Joseph's statue), along with the roles that they played in Christ's life. But this information is not obvious to many visitors of the church, and it serves its purpose in China.

From the altar to the large stained glass windows to the ten commandments (in Chinese) above the front doors - everything is kept in very good condition. And unlike other super-ornate churches in some European capitals, this church seems just right...
Written August 27, 2019
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Philip.legendary
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
Friends

This is one of the highlight of visit, the building itself was grand, German architecture at its best. The stain glass and wood structures along the building was magnificent.
At the entrance , there are cart selling wooden bake tapioca, a must try.
Overall enjoy this place very much
Written December 30, 2017
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rjfaille
Holyoke, MA39 contributions
Couples
This is the only Catholic Church in Qingdao. The 8 AM service is in Chinese and the 10 AM service is in Korean. There is no English used in either service but there is a handout in English at the Korean service. This is a very formal mass with liberal use of incense and even the sprinkling of holy water. Full choir sings several times. There is variable confessional time before and during mass. Dismissal is after about 70 to 75 minutes. The building it self is worthy of a visit.
Written October 2, 2016
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Ron_da_da
Guangzhou, China26 contributions
Friends
Definitely the prettiest Church in Qingdao. The interior is very well maintained. The stained-glass windows are beautiful and sculptures within the church depict the many scenes from the Bible. There is also an old-school organ at the top.
Written June 30, 2015
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,661 contributions
Couples
The church is in the middle of many attractions in Qingdao and it is quite walkable. The church is very nice and is well maintained. Entry fee is 10 RMB and health codes and masks are required as of March 2021.

We walked here from metro station Qingdao Railway Station as the church was visible from the pier and is a pleasant walk. You could probably walk from People Huitang station too. If you go from People Huitang station we would recommend seeing the Former German Governor's residence along the way.
Written March 27, 2021
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