October 09 , 2014 | Author : Rose
If you have already appreciated the Great Wall, Forbidden City and other highlights, researching another kind of place to purify mind and spirit will be better idea. For this kind of place, Beijing East Church is a good attraction.
General Information of Beijing East Church
Just located at Wangfujing Street in Beijing, East Church is the most conspicuous cathedral in Beijing. It was the second Catholic Church which was built only after the South Church. In the early time, it was named as Joseph. After experiencing reconstruction and restoration, it has become not only an important venue of Catholics but also a cultural site with typical features in the Wangfujing Area. Just built in the year of 1655, East Church holds the history mystery and deep traditional cultural connotation. It is typical for Chinese people at that time. It is always regarded as representative of holiness. Nowadays, many lovers held their wedding ceremonies here. They want to stand here to let this church witness their sincere love.
Building Construction of Beijing East Church
The building architecture of Beijing East Church is Romanesque with Chinese architectural features. The whole building is of gray brick and wood structure adding more sacred feeling and atmosphere to the whole building. As a typical model of the fusion of Chinese and western architectural style, Beijing East Church is regarded as the best place to cob mind and soul. If you are under pressure or suffering from boring, coming to the churches will be more satisfactory.
Facing the west, this church is sitting on a bluestone base. There are three crosses on the top. Among these crosses, the middle one is bigger than the side ones. The hall is supported by 18 round brick columns. The diameter of each column is measuring about 65cm and the base of each column is square. What the most attractive are the oil paintings of Crucifixion of Jesus or Passion of the Christ. In front of this church, there is a square covering a large area about 8,000 square meters. Surrounded by trees, this square houses tranquil environment.
Nowadays, the church in Beijing attracts more and more tourists from all over the world. They not only enjoy the special buildings, typical atmosphere but also the mysterious culture it houses!