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Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

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Besides serving as the seat of Seoul's archbishop, Myeongdong Cathedral remains the symbol of Catholicism in South Korea. Completed in 1898, the imposing structure is dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, regarded as the patron saint of the Korean nation. Admire the towering brick building, a prominent example of the Gothic Revival style, or step inside to admire the lavishly decorated walls and stained glass windows of the interior. You can take part in mass, in English, every weekend. Plan a Seoul trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Salah satu tempat yang harus dikunjungi ketika di Seoul. Sangat damai dan tenang. Dibagian belakang ada tempat doa untuk Perawan Maria dan menyalakan lilin dengan menyumbang 1000 won.  more »
  • Myeong-dong Cathedral is the Church for Archdiocese of Seoul and was also the birthplace for the Roman Catholic Church community in Korea. It is located at one end of Myeongdong Street in Seoul. It lo...  more »
  • The inside is never have been heard of Myeong-dong is always in excess of the building. When you take a look at the antique appearance like in La view.
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  • It was lovely early morning visit. Calm and peaceful. We enjoyed the ambience. We were out walking and came to this Cathedral in the middle of a bustling city.
  • Peaceful n beautiful Church. Attended the Sunday mass which was very solemn. I pray that foreign visitors can be more respectful to the mass. God Bless All.
  • Quiet place in Myung Dong area. The underground chappel has the remain of the french priest martyr. Nice architecture to visit inside and outside.
  • The Cathedral's underground plaza, next to the Familia Church, has bookstore, gift shop, cafe and restaurant. Very nice place, a quiet zone in Meyongdong shopping district
  • A Gothic styled Catholic cathedral. Beautiful and historical. The Masses over there sound like classical concerts. Worthwhile to visit.

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