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Myeongdong Cathedral, Seoul

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#7 of 47 in Historic Sites in Seoul
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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  • August 18, 2017
    It is a church located near Seoul Royal Hotel. I went to after eating breakfast in the nearby. Into free of charge. It is a large and splendid churches. Stairway also steps from the main street of Myeong-dong, Myeong-dong Gil, so is very quiet in the Myeong-dong. On a large site, so this is recommended.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Korea is not the Cathedral scale colossal Gothic Cathedral. For the sake of democracy in South Korea also contributed to the Cathedral, the ... Every year, Christmas Eve is the same as the Cathedral and the famous for the atmosphere in a variety of events.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We were surprised to see the cathedral right next to this shopping area. There were a couple of English masses so we were able to join and understand. Though beautiful, it is not as ornate as its Euro...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    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.
  • May 7, 2017
    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.
  • July 16, 2017
    Quiet place in Myung Dong area. The underground chappel has the remain of the french priest martyr. Nice architecture to visit inside and outside.
  • June 21, 2017
    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
  • March 5, 2017
    A Gothic styled Catholic cathedral. Beautiful and historical. The Masses over there sound like classical concerts. Worthwhile to visit.

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