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Seosomun Park (서소문근린공원)

  • Seosomun Park (서소문근린공원)
  • Seosomun Park (서소문근린공원)
  • Seosomun Park (서소문근린공원)
  • Seosomun Park (서소문근린공원)
  • Seosomun Park (서소문근린공원)
  • Seosomun Park (서소문근린공원)

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Address
5 Chilpae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 칠패로 5 (의주로2가)
Type
Parks
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3396-5895
  • Information
    Introduction
    The Seosomun Gate area, which is located outside Seomun Gate, is regarded as a sacred place for many Korean Catholics. During the 19th century, the church suffered persecution for introducing Catholicism in the country. A series of persecutions followed over the years, notably the Sinyu Persecution in 1801 and the Byeongbin Persecution in 1866.

    The memorial tower in the center of the park is for the 44 martyrs who died for their Catholic faith during the persecution. It was originally established in December 1984 and rebuilt on May 15, 1999. The tower consists of three granite pillars: the middle one is 15 meters high while the two pillars on both sides are each 13 meters high.


    Telephone
    +82-2-313-7896

    Closed
    N/A (Open all year round)

    Film Locations
    Filming site of 'One Warm Word'

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Admission Fees
    Free

    Available Facilities
    Fountain, pavilion, archery field, gateball field, clock tower, memorial monument, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

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