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St. Joseph's Cathedral (East/Main Street India Church)

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Address: Wangfujing Dajie 74, Beijing, China
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Never knew it was there

We must’ve been to Wangfujing on more than 10 occasions. However on this latest trip, it was Spring Festival time and there was hardly anybody on the streets. I think because of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the middle of Beijing, all of a sudden there is this nice little church that definitely reminded of home. We chanced upon a mass, the language was mandarin but it was nice still. Some street artists also gathered there. An old man who does calligraphy on the ground with water was also there. It was a nice area to... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We must’ve been to Wangfujing on more than 10 occasions. However on this latest trip, it was Spring Festival time and there was hardly anybody on the streets. I think because of this reason, we were able to notice more things than if it was crowded. We were walking and then there it was. The church is such a nice... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We accidentally stumbled upon this Christian edifice which seemed so out of place, at least in the stereotype images we had of Communist China. It is still a living place of worship although it was not open when we happened by. Makes a great photo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place is great - for a busy shopping street, the cathedral is very big but when you go inside, you realise how small it is. I came at 7am on a sunday and it's full for a service and the church still retains very much of its charm. 90 years old but still modern. Great.

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The church is so lovely, small but nice with a mesmerizing exterior design. Unfortunately the church looks outdated and needs true care, while teenagers spend their time playing with their skateboards or break-dancing in the yard which I found against the holiness of the church. In the night it is illuminated and looks even better.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria and St. Joseph’s cathedral is right around the corner at the end of the famous Wangfujing Street. The church has a nice courtyard with a beautiful statue of St. Joseph holding baby Jesus and it appeared the courtyard was popular amongst young kids skateboarding, etc. The church itself is very nice and open with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The St. Joseph's Church aka WangFuJing East Church is right next to the WangFuJing Street. It is a good spot to stop by after visiting the WangFuJing street. The exterior is highly decorated. When visits at night, many middle age couples come for group dance at the mini plaza in the front. I didn't get to check out the interior.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Leisure stroll along Wangfujing and found this old church. Beautiful. St Josph's Cathedral is also known as "Wangfujing Cathedral". This old church is located on the same street as Wangfujing Pedestrian Mall. On Sunday, there were youngsters showcasing dances on the pedestrian pavement along the street in front of the church.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Also known as the Wangfujing Cathedral and as the East Cathedral, it is the second oldest Catholic church in Beijing, built in a Romanesque Revival style. There is a statue of St. Joseph and the Child Jesus in the lively plaza between the church and the busy Wangfujing shopping street. Other than the big baldachin over the altar, there is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Along Wangfujing Road, music blasting loudly, you will find many couple dancing and evening exercise groups. Weather is cooling for outdoor activities.

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