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Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)

  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)
  • Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산동성당)

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Address
10, Seoseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
대구광역시 중구 서성로 10 (계산동2가)
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-53-254-2300
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church was built by Priest Robert, A.P. (1853-1922), who came to Daegu for missionary work. In 1899, the church building was constructed with wood using a Korean-style design, but was destroyed by fire a few months after construction began. Priest Robert created a new building design and imported stained glass and galvanized iron from France and Hong Kong, since these types of building materials were hard to find in Korea. Construction was finally completed in 1902, three years after the project was first started.

    The Catholic Church is the only remaining structure in Daegu from the early 1900s. The church is Latin cross-shaped with a nave and transepts on both sides. Such formations are seen both inside and outside the building. This predominantly Romanesque church also features some Gothic architectural elements such as stained-glass windows and pinnacles.

    Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church played a pivotal role in promoting Catholicism in the Yeongnam area. In 1911, it was separated from the Joseon Catholic parish and became the main Catholic parish in Daegu area, naming Priest Robert as the first chief priest. Statues commemorating the priest stand in the rectory and a memorial hall named ‘Gwandeokjeong’ holds the remains of 65 Catholic martyrs.

    Telephone
    +82-53-254-2300

    Fax
    +82-53-254-2307

    Current Status
    Historic Site No. 290

    Operating Hours
    00:00-24:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Parking Fees
    Free

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