Myeong-dong Catholic Cathedral

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Myeong-dong Catholic Cathedral information

Location
Seoul , South Korea
Address
74 Myeong-dong-gil, Jung-gu
Telephone
+82 2 774 1784
Getting there
Subway: Line 4 to Myeongdong, Exit 6
More information
www.mdsd.or.kr
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Go inside this elegant, red- and grey-brick Gothic-style cathedral, consecrated in 1898, to admire the vaulted ceiling and stained-glass windows. The cathedral provided a sanctuary for student and trade-union protestors during military rule, becoming a national symbol of democracy and human rights. Its sleek modern plaza entrance adds an intriguing 21st-century touch with designer shops and cafes.