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Jeondong Catholic Church, Jeonju

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Constructed of red brick, Jeondong Catholic Church honors the Joseon Dynasty Catholic martyrs, massacred on this site in the 18th century. Constructed in 1908 according to a design by Priest Poinel, the church combines Romanesque and Byzantine architectural styles to create a classical structure topped with three domed bell towers. You cannot enter the church, so stroll around the site's exterior and, if you can get past the crowds, try to take a peek from the entrance into the lavishly decorated interior. Using our world travel planner, Jeonju attractions like Jeondong Catholic Church can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • While it is not possible to go inside, you can look through the doors, and inside it closely resembles the churches of Europe with stained glass windows and elaborate ceiling decorations.  more »
  • I stopped by after seeing a lot of people in front of it taking pictures in traditional clothing. The side door was opened, so I took a look inside. It was nice, but nothing spectacular. I sat in the ...  more »
  • The catholic church in Jeonju attracts many visitors, often in traditional Korean clothes, boys and girls all dressed up taking pictures and try to make it look romantic. We were there on Sunday and t...  more »