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  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
  • Culture Station Seoul 284 (Former Seoul Station) (문화역서울 284)
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Address
426, Cheongpa-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 중구 청파로 426 (봉래동2가)
Type
Monuments
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2236-9135,
+82-2-3407-3500
Homepage
http://blog.naver.com/seoul284
(Korean only)
tour.junggu.seoul.kr
(Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese,
Russian).
VisitKorea does not guarantee the quality of products or services introduced on its site and is not responsible for any direct or indirect losses resulting from use of said products or services.
Introduction
The old building of the Seoul train station was designed by Tsukamoto Yasushi, a professor of Tokyo University. Construction of the station started in June, 1922 and was completed in September, 1925. Due to its unique domed roof and large size, the station attracted much attention in its early years.

After Korea regained its independence from under Japanese colonial rule, the station’s name was changed from ‘Gyeongseong Station’ to ‘Seoul Station’. During the Korean War, the station was partially destroyed but later restored. After Korea began industrializing after the war, the South annex and West annex were constructed to handle the increasing transportation volume.

In 2004 when the privately-funded new station was constructed, the old station closed down, but after reconstruction in 2011 opened as a multicultural space called ‘Culture Station Seoul 284’. The main section (Jungang Hall) is for performances, exhibitions, events, and cafés, while the 2nd floor houses a hall that serves as a venue for cultural performances, exhibitions, academic seminars, business meetings, and more.
Telephone
+82-42-481-4650
Current Status
Historic Site No.284 (designated on Sept. 25, 1981)
Directions
Seoul Station (Subway Line 1, 4 or Airport Railroad), Exit 2.

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