Xishiku Cathedral [西什库天主堂]

  • Address:33 Xishiku, Xicheng Dajie, Xicheng District, Beijing
  • Contact: 010 6617 5198  
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Known by many names, Xishiku Cathedral, (aka North Cathedral or Saviour Church) is the seat of the Beijing Cardinal Bishop Office and affiliated with the Patriotic Catholic Church of China. The gothic cathedral has seen many incarnations since it was founded by Jesuits in 1703. The Kangxi Emperor gave the Jesuits the land and wrote a plaque for the church himself. The expansion of Zhongnanhai caused the church to be moved in 1887; its current marble facade was built in 1890.

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