"Wangfujing Cathedral" St Joseph's Church - East - Wangfujing Cathedral Tip by cal6060
St Joseph's Church - East - Wangfujing Cathedral, Beijing: 8 reviews and 16 photos
Wangfujing Cathedral is also known as St. Joseph Cathedral . It is located at central business district of Wangfujing. This is not a big church , but the architecture stands out in the area because it is the only remain colonial style church. It was declared as Beijing protected Heritage Site in 23 Feb 1990. If you shop in the neighborhood, don't miss this Church.
The signboard was written as:
" Wangfujing Cathedral (St. Joseph's Cathedral), or the East Cathedral as popularly named, was originally built in 1655 (the 12th year of Shunzhi Emperor of Qing Dynasty), and damaged three times in the following two hundred years. The existing building was reconstructed in 1905 (the 31 th year of Guangxu Emperor of Qing Dynasty). The building is in timer-brick structure with high quality finishing. The cathedral is a mixture of classical western architecture and traditional Chinese detailing. It is well proportioned with exquisite brick and stone carvings. The cathedral is one of the best known cathedral churches in Beijing.
In 2000, the cathedral was restored and the front entrance square rebuilt with Beijing Municipal Government Funding. "
In Chinese: 王府京天主教堂 (Wang Fu Jing Tian Zhu Jiao Tang)
In Chinese, they also call it , 东堂 (Dong Tang).
Address: 74 Wangfujing Da Jie
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