Visit Myeongdong Cathedral and learn about the history of the Catholic Church in Korea, its beginnings, the first gathering of believers and subsequent persecutions. Linger awhile at the Anglican Cathedral in Seoul, built with a combination of traditional Korean and Romanesque styles. Quietly reflect at Seosomun Martyrs’ Shrine, built on the grounds where numerous early Catholic believers were executed for their faith.
This is the first Catholic church in Korea which used the Gothic style in 1898, and the place where the first Korean Catholic community was born. Let's find out more about the beginnings of Korean Catholicism and the construction of Myeong-dong Catholic Cathedral.
A red-colored cathedral with traditional Korean roof tiling over a Europeanstyle building. The striking exterior of the church, which seems to have popped up out of a fairy tale, captures the attention of passersby. Construction of this building took approximately a hundred years and it was finally completed in 1996.
Myeongdong Theater, opened as Myeongchijwa(Movie Theater) in 1936, is a performance hall that has played an important role in modern Korean theater ar ts as the performance hall of the National Theater Company from 1957 to 1975. You can discover the traces of those times in the building.