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Dadaocheng Branch of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan 台灣基督長老教會大稻埕教會

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Introduction

Situated in Dadaocheng’s historic quarter, the branch of the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan was built on a piece of property donated by Li Chun-sheng, a prominent figure in contemporary Taiwan. It is believed that Li modeled the main church structure after Western houses of worship he found in China’s Xiamen area. As part of the Christian outreach efforts in Taiwan, the church installed a main structure in the early days of Japan’s Taisho period, reinforced with premium red bricks, excellent craftsmanship and a West-meets-East façade. 
 
Christianity’s growing acceptance in Taipei from the late 19th to early 20th century is evidenced by the church’s key features, such as segregated seating, performed at a time when gender equality was unheard-of, and men and women were required to use the left and right entrances, separately. Despite its resemblance of its European precedents, this historic church has been praised as a rarity in contemporary Taiwanese architecture for its unique façade — with an exposed-aggregate finish that is half-Taiwanese, and half-European, stately yet welcoming — and thus designated as the City’s 100th historic monument. Among its little-known highlights is a musical clock, which comprises 25 bells of various sizes and marks noon (12:00 p.m.) with 7 different tunes on a rotating basis.
 

Information

Themes
Religious Venues
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Address
No. 40, Ganzhou St., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

Opening Hours

Please inquire by phone before visiting the church

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Daqiaotou

Review

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  • yihsinL14

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    En familia

    台湾長老教会大台教会

    2018-06

    台湾長老教会の設計は、19世紀後半から20世紀初頭にかけてのコンビネーションであり、西洋の文化を融合させたもので、建造物の建築様式は西洋の教会の堂々としており、ファサードはストーンウォッシャーで装飾され、台湾の伝統は残っています。
  • hide2004

    Sapporo, Japón

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    En solitario

    迪化街からほど近い教会

    2017-01

    2017年1月に行きました。 帰国の日の午前中に朝食がてら自転車でホテルの周辺を観光している時に立ち寄りました。朝早い時間だったので中には入りませんでしたが、レンガ造りの立派な教会です。 場所は、迪化街から北に向かってMRT大橋頭駅の方に向かって行く途中にあります。スターバックス保安店の裏手です。

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