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St. Sophia Church

Updated : 2020-03-18

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Night view of St. Sophia Church [Photo/VCG]
 
St. Sophia Church witnessed the history of Harbin and embodies the romantic feeling of the city.
 
It is the best-preserved example of Byzantine architecture in China. It was built in 1907 and was once the biggest church made of brick and wood in the Far East.
 
It is a combination of a diverse mixture of architectural styles with a Russian dome and Roman clerestory. The church is 53.25-meters high, and has a total area of 721 square meters.
 
In November 1996, the State Council listed it in the fourth batch of Key National Heritage Conservation Units.
 

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