Catholic Church Picture

The Catholic Church is the largest and most opulent church in Qingdao…

The Catholic Church is the largest and most opulent church in Qingdao. Originally named St. Emil Church after construction by the Germans, the church was constructed in 1934. The double-spire Catholic Church lies on a steep hill beside Zhongshan Road. Covering an area of 2,470 square meters, it is a magnificent edifice with a lighting bulb-encrusted cross on the roof. The cool white interior is interestingly offset by garish pictures and life-size wax models of famous Christians, including a huge mural of a beatific Mary and some simple, tastily clothed Franciscans. The area around this church with old German buildings mixed in modern Chinese concrete…

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