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Nabawi Catholic Church (화산천주교회(나바위 성당))

  • Nabawi Catholic Church (화산천주교회(나바위 성당))

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Address
146, Nabawi 1-gil, Mangseong-myeon, Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do
전라북도 익산시 망성면 나바위1길 146
Type
Temples/ Religious Sites
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-63-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-63-861-8182,
+82-63-861-9210
Homepage
www.nabawi.kr/
(Korean only)
  • Information
    Introduction
    Nabawi Catholic Church is located in Hwasan-ri, Mangseong-myeon in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do Province and is known as the oldest surviving catholic church in the Jeolla-do region. The church was built in 1906 to commemorate the return of priest Kim Dae-geon in 1845 (Joseon Dynasty) after he was ordained in Shanghai, China. Inside the church stand two monuments: one built in 1954 to honor Joseph Vermorel (French missionary, 1860-1937) and one built in 1955 to honor priest and martyr Kim Dae-geon. Considered the most significant catholic relic of the Jeolla-do region, the church is sought out by large numbers of Catholic visitors each year.

    Telephone
    +82-63-861-8182
    >+82-63-861-9210

    E-Mail
    navawi1897@naver.com

    Current Status
    Historic Site No. 318

    Operating Hours
    09:00-18:00

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Parking Fees
    Free

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Separate restrooms

    Interpretation Services Offered
    Not available

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