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Chinese Cultural Centre

191 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4M4, Canada
+1 403-262-5071
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Incredible roof

Chinese Cultural Centre is located in the Chinese neighborhood in the city of Calgary. The building... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AlbertSalichs
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Manresa, Spain
On the downtown Calgary walking tour

If passing by it is certainly worth popping into the central hall to admire the ceiling decorations... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah B
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Gorgeous building modeled after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, houses a library, health center and an art gallery.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good49%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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191 1st Street SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4M4, Canada
Downtown
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"fascinating place"
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"downtown calgary"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chinese Cultural Centre is located in the Chinese neighborhood in the city of Calgary. The building is not too beautiful, but when you enter to the main hall, you have to see the roof: It is incredible! it seems a bigger cathedral! I recommend, at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If passing by it is certainly worth popping into the central hall to admire the ceiling decorations which are amazing

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is a terrific community space, and while there is usually some sort of activity going on, it's not often as busy as this. Great to see the big hall open as well. A fascinating place, always worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The building and interior is now an iconic marvel for downtown Calgary, a must-see for anybody who wants to "do" Calgary. The Centre does have a few events that involved the general public, but on a day-by-day basis, they cater mainly to the Chinese community...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

I kind of expected more from the cultural centre. When I went there was a cool thrifty market inside, with plenty of artisan sellers. There was a band on stage and loads of querky things to buy from local sellers. Not sure what else goes...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

While everybody has a favourite shop or eatery or three in Chinatown, the Cultural Centre will always be its heart. It is a superb building on its own, worth the visit just to see the architecture and decoration. Although it is a living place (it...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

There is 4 columns in this building each representing a season. The exterior blue tiles are made in China by the same company who produces the tiles for the temple of heaven ceiling in Beijing. To see this building is free. There is a small...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

We passed thru this place while enroute from Eau Claire Market to Chinatown. The building itself was pretty cool but not a lot to see or do for a Saturday. Just a passing photo op. Not sure why its on TA?

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I had the privilege of attending as a vendor at the many markets put on by the Chinese Cultural Centre. I was amazed at the diversity of the activities that were offered both free and a nominal cost. There were stage events, information all through...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

You can go and have the picture in there of the building, but I think thats all, The people in there are not much friendly with the tourists, don't expect anything of them. Then go to chinatown two blocks from there if you want.

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