Culture Station Seoul 284

Myeong-dong & Jung-gu

Formerly part of Seoul Station, this grand 1925 building with a domed roof has been beautifully restored inside and out and made into a cultural-arts space staging a variety of free events. The number 284 refers to the station’s historic site number.

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Nearby Myeong-dong & Jung-gu attractions

1. Seoullo 7017

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2. Sungnyemun

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3. Ahn Jung-geun Memorial Hall

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4. Namdaemun Market

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5. Seoul Museum of Art

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6. Bank of Korea Money Museum

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7. Deoksugung

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8. Deoksugung Stone Wall Road

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