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Qingdao Catholic Church

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Address: NO. 15 Zhejiang Road, Qingdao 266005, China
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7:55 am - 5:02 pm
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You pay to go inside!!!

It is very intriguing to see a church in China without going inside. It has a very large space outside where almost all local weddings take photos. You can always notice that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
eliasaoun
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Beirut, Lebanon

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the church on Sunday afternoon. The entrance is 10 rob per person. There are countless couples around the church taking wedding photos, and loudspeakers around the church square shouting some advertising so loud that you can hear that even inside the church. Inside the church there is really nothing to see. There is one wall with some... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is very intriguing to see a church in China without going inside. It has a very large space outside where almost all local weddings take photos. You can always notice that brides and grooms come and go to take wedding photos outside. Once I was there, 12 couples were there. But the fun starts when you want to enter... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church itself is interesting and unusual, but my family loved seeing all the brides and grooms taking photos out in front of the church. My 3-year-old daughter loved so many of the dresses and asked to take a few photos with some of the brides who were all very sweet about it.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church looks so unreal in the Chinese environment but almost feels like home. Always a lot of bridal couples in front taking photos, nice to see this place when you are visiting Qingdao, around is also the old town with some buildings with European architecture.

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Thank Kaddy13
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 July 8, 2016

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 July 4, 2016 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 June 22, 2016

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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