Qingdao Catholic Church

Qingdao Catholic Church

Qingdao Catholic Church
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07:55 - 17:02
Monday
07:55 - 17:02
Tuesday
07:55 - 17:02
Wednesday
07:55 - 17:02
Thursday
07:55 - 17:02
Friday
07:55 - 17:02
Saturday
07:55 - 17:02
Sunday
07:55 - 17:02

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Traveller_Oldie
East London, South Africa255 contributions
Europe in Qingdao
Jun 2021 • Family
Very nice church and typical European Square. But not much more. Luckily a German stall selling Bratwurst and cold beer made it worth the visit.
Written 25 July 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Nice Church and Area
Mar 2021 • Couples
The church is in the middle of many attractions in Qingdao and it is quite walkable. The church is very nice and is well maintained. Entry fee is 10 RMB and health codes and masks are required as of March 2021.

We walked here from metro station Qingdao Railway Station as the church was visible from the pier and is a pleasant walk. You could probably walk from People Huitang station too. If you go from People Huitang station we would recommend seeing the Former German Governor's residence along the way.
Written 27 March 2021
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AJ @ CK
Beijing, China106 contributions
Lovely church
Sep 2020
Pleasant to walk around, but you only need a few minutes for a visit. The ticket is 10 yuan. Read the Wikipedia entry as you walk around for interesting information on the history of the church, as the English-language signs are basic at best.
Written 6 September 2020
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Surveyor47
Havant, UK1,683 contributions
A beautiful building
Dec 2019 • Family
You can see all the foreign influences in a lot of the architecture here. We were also shown the first ever road in Qingdao. There is a lot of history and impressive architecure.
Written 15 January 2020
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Sillypiggys
Sydney, Australia1,050 contributions
Bavarian architecture in original glory
Jan 2020 • Family
Beautifully preserved Bavarian architecture. Large plaza which is great for wondering around and spending a bit of time to take in the surrounding. A contrast to the traditional Chinese cities. If you wander through the streets, you will see other colonial buildings from the German settlement past. We went on a weekday in January so there wasn’t much of a crowd.
Written 6 January 2020
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IdyllwildAl
Mexico City, Mexico237 contributions
St. Michael's Qingdao
Jan 2019 • Family
St. Michael's is an early twentieth century German colonial cathedral, constructed before imperialists were booted from China by the May Wind. May the 4th be with the Chinese, you can see the red colored swirly monument elsewhere by the Qingdao seaside. The booting of all colonizers began in Shandong province, but remnants still remain. During the Cultural Revolution, someone actually died attempting to topple the cross from this beautiful relic to a different time.

If you come expecting snitzchel, bratwurst, and little Germans in lederhosen, you've come to the wrong place, but if you expect a quaint little reminder of imperialism and the sights and smells of modern China, you've got it.

It's a beautiful church, and a few old buildings remain. It's not a frequently touristed area, but shops and fun are to be had. No matter the time of year, you'll see beautiful Chinese women and handsome Chinese men taking elaborate wedding photos outside.

Have fun, it's worth the trip, but if you know what to expect, you won't be disappointed.

If you do want western food and to see the oldest movie theater in all of Asia, go to 1907 nearby. Most of all, have fun.
Written 24 November 2019
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white j
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia5,624 contributions
Very attractive church in QIngdao
Sep 2019
Even I have been to Qingdao many times, but this is the first time I went to visit the Church. Not just be with nice view under the blue sky, but feel quiet when staying inside. But first time I found the entry fee required at the church in qingdao, even in other country
Written 29 October 2019
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Jeffrey E
51 contributions
Very popular
Oct 2019
A unique building compared to the new other modern architecture. The were lots of Chinese tourists when we were there. Beautiful sanctuary with art work inside with theological explanations. Entry fee.
Written 8 October 2019
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Dennis M
Salado, TX278 contributions
Magnificently Restored Church
Oct 2019 • Couples
Built by German missionaries in 1934, this impressive church looks like it opened yesterday. It’s been meticulously rebuilt after suffering ill treatment during WWII and the cultural revolution.

Beautiful woodwork and stained glass abound inside and there are beautiful views from the church grounds.

Admission is 10 RMB and photography is permitted.
Written 1 October 2019
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Furious_Buddhist
Ashburn, VA71 contributions
Who is Mary? And other clarifications...
Jun 2019 • Solo
The church is simple and austere in the outside, with a large plaza where many Chinese brides with dreams of unbreakable marriages go to picture themselves. Inside, it feels comfortable, with good ventilation and ample light. Though this is an active church (with services in Chinese and Korean), its other main purpose is as a tourist attraction, to spread the gospel to secular Chinese people.

Christians from Western countries would feel a slight shock for the entrance fee (10 RMB) to a church. And once inside, they might feel a bit curious as to why it is necessary to have signs explaining who is Mary (under Mary's statue) and who is Joseph (under Joseph's statue), along with the roles that they played in Christ's life. But this information is not obvious to many visitors of the church, and it serves its purpose in China.

From the altar to the large stained glass windows to the ten commandments (in Chinese) above the front doors - everything is kept in very good condition. And unlike other super-ornate churches in some European capitals, this church seems just right...
Written 27 August 2019
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