Xishiku Cathedral is a great Chinese and Western design combination of cathedral. Cross-shaped architectural graphic, three levels of the main building, at the top has 11 steeples, and with grey tile and white wall and situated inside the old Hutong area, this building surely eye catching. From all the details architecture of the cathedral, old stained glass and the remains of old wall decoration, you will know exactly for this Western architecture. Other thing that let people amaze is because this representative western style church falls situated in Chinese platform. Like this Chinese Western style architecture in Beijing should be rare object.
Xishiku Cathedral or known as the Church of the Saviour is the largest of the churches, dating back as far as 1703, though it has been in its current location since 1887. It was built by the French mission and formerly used as the centre of a great complex of schools, orphanages and hospitals. This largest and one of the most beautiful churches in Beijing has located west of Beihai Park, on the bend of a small road north of Xi'anmen Dajie. All services are available in Chinese. Come to the church visitors could have a sneak peek inside to enjoy more details about the architecture.
How to Get Xishiku Cathedral
Take subway line 4 then get off at Xisi subway station, get out from exit B. Walk west forward till Dahongluoguang Street then turn right. Walk about 500 meters.