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Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))

  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
  • Pungsuwon Catholic Church (횡성 풍수원천주교회(풍수원성당))
Address
30, Gyeonggang-ro yuhyeon 1-gil, Seowon-myeon, Hoengseong-gun, Gangwon-do
강원도 횡성군 서원면 경강로유현1길 30 (서원면)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-33-342-0035
  • Information
    Introduction
    Pungsuwon was the first catholic village in which over 40 faithful from Yongin (Gyeonggi-do), led by Sin Tae-bo (or St. Peter), settled to escape the wrath of Sinyubakhae (religious persecution of Catholics) of 1801. Over a period of 80 years, the settlers had led their religious lives without a priest until Father Le Merre (a French priest) came to the village in 1888. Succeeding Le Merre in 1896, Father Jeong Gyu-ha (or Augustino), along with Chinese engineers, began to build Pungsuwon Cathedral.

    Completed in 1907 by the faithful, the cathedral still remains a beautiful building even after 110 years; it is a popular spot for visitors, having frequently appeared in Korean dramas and films such as “Love Letter (1995 MBC miniseries).” It is the first cathedral built by a Korean priest as well as in Gangwon-do; it is the fourth cathedral built in Korea. Pungsuwon Cathedral was designated as Gangwon-do Local Cultural Property No.69 in 1982.

    Current Status
    Gangwon-do Tangible Cultural Properties No.69 (Designated on November 03, 1882)

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Film Locations
    Various dramas

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Restrooms
    Available

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Not available

    Pets
    Not permitted

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