Myeongdong Cathedral stands in a magnificent atmosphere in Myeongdong, the downtown area that represents Seoul, and is the representative cathedral of the Korean Catholic Church.
Completed in 1898, Korea’s first brick gothic architecture, designated as “History 258”. It is lit up at night, creating a romantic atmosphere different from daytime. Many people visit the Christmas Mass, which is held at the grand scale every year.
It has also been used as a shooting location for Korean dramas, making it a famous spot among fans visiting Korea.
Pure Gothic architecture with arched windows in the main hall and pinnacles on top. This Gothic cathedral combines 20 different red and gray bricks from Korea to create a shady atmosphere throughout the building.
The interior has a 16-meter corridor, high ceilings, large stained-glass windows, and is strict but luxurious.
Although it is a Myeong-dong cathedral that is usually open to the general public, it is not possible to tour during the mass, so be careful when sightseeing.
Also, be sure to observe the cathedral with consideration for the worshipers, remembering that it is a place of worship.
Line 4 Myeongdong Station
Exit 8 8-minute walk
Line 2 Euljiro Station
Exit 5 8-minute walk
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