National Palace Museum of Korea
The new National Palace Museum has royal artefacts that highlight the wonderful artistic skills of the Joseon era – royal seals,...
Two outlets close by each other here; their main gallery is in Gangnam.
Specialises in emerging Korean artists.
Sejong Centre for the Performing Arts
This leading arts complex puts on major drama, music and art shows – everything from large-scale musicals to fusion gugak (traditional...
Behind the building site for the new contemporary art museum this quirky, tiny place is marked by a sign drawn on a T-shirt. Inside...
Sejong-ro · interesting places nearby
Gwanghwamun Square information
There are things to see above and underground at this broad elongated square that provides a grand approach to Gwanghwamun. At the square’s southern end is a statue of Admiral Yi Sun-sin (1545–98) who designed a new type of metal-clad warship called geobukseon (turtle boats), and used them to help achieve a series of stunning victories over the much larger Japanese navy that had attacked Korea at the end of the 16th century. In the middle of the square stands another giant statue, this one of King Sejong (1397–1450). Steps lead down to an underground exhibition with sections on both these illustrious Korean heroes.