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Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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. A visit to Myeongdong Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seoul trip generator to plot your vacation.
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  • This is a nice cathedral to visit. There are a number of stairs to go up so be wary. The grounds and cathedral are well kept. Did not enter the cathedral itself but looked nice from outside. A worthwh...  read more »
  • Although it is small but it is great to be here to start your day or after busy shopping.It is worth the visit. 
  • For a catholic like me, its so fulfilling to find a grand cathedral amidst the city center of Seoul. The Cathedral is awesome with its belfry tower imposing amidst the other buildings around. Since we...  read more »
  • There's a mass sevice in the church crypt on weekdays 10AM. Aside from attendit mass, you can visit the tombs of 9 korean martyr saints. that's really an awesome experience.
  • An ok place that really lack tourist information and why this place is significant for korean history
  • Beautiful architecture. This is clearly a visitor's church - you get the feeling that you will never see the same faces twice. And the priest sounds very sleepy! Wake up, sir, the homily is your chance to encourage us to live our faith. We chose another parish to call home, though this is much closer to our house.
  • beautiful church in gothic architecture... mass in English 9am.
  • Multilingual church with its impressive design
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