Church of the Savior, or Xishiku cathedral.

 

 

Located in the Xishiku neighbourhood, with easy subway access via line 4 (station: Xisi), the cathedral is located at the west of the Forbbiden City and Beihai Lake.
This is one of the most ornated and magnificient church in Beijing, with a neo-gothic overall aspect mixed with a bit of Chinese influence for its interior decoration.
 Xishiku is worth admiring for its huge vaults and bright colors: all the benches are dresses in green velvet which makes a great match with the red color inside the church. The altar is rather small compared with the church large interior dimensions.
 
A bit of history…
Xishiku’s Cathedral actual name is Church of the Savior and this catholic parish is one of the oldest in China, this was a church established in Imperial China.The parish was originally established by the Jesuits in 1703, but the Church at the current location only dates back to 1887, 42nd year of the emperor Kangxi’s reign and was erected by a french missionnary.
The Roman Catholic Church’s Beijing Northern Church was called Peitang, and later Beitang. The elaborate grey marble facade in Gothic architectural style with iron casts was built in 1890.During the boxers uprising, from June to August 1900, the cathedral has been under siege.

Mass Schedule at Xishiku’s Cathedral :


Weekdays
from moday to friday, two masses everyday at 6am and 7am.

All the masses are in Chinese.

Sunday: masses at 6am, 7am, 8am, 10am and 6pm.

How to get there ?

métro Xisi (line 4, exit D).

33号 Xishiku St, Xicheng, Beijing, China

Tel: 010-66175198

 

 

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