I recently visited Myeongdong Cathedral, which brings back many pleasant recollections from my time in school.
The Myeong-dong Cathedral stands as a symbol of the district and as the spiritual epicenter of the Korean Catholic community.
The Familia Chapel parking lot is available for a fee until 10 p.m.
This is the Catholic Hall of the Myeongdong Cathedral.
The Seosomun Pilgrimage Route includes a stop at Myeongdong Cathedral, which serves as a tour stop for early modern Catholic architecture and history.
My high school was housed in Myeongdong Cathedral, thus seeing it again brings back wonderful memories.
The front entrance to the school is up these steps, but I always entered from the back, thus the only time I ever entered through the front was when I was running late.
Even though I've been to this cathedral several times, this was my first time reading the guide map in any detail.
Myeongdong Cathedral was the first Korean parish and serves as the headquarters of the Archdiocese of Seoul. It's rumored that a French priest called Costa was responsible for designing this Gothic-style church.
This cathedral served as the site for both my high school, Gyeseong Girls' High,'s entrance and graduation ceremonies.
The cathedral's name was changed from Jonghyeon Cathedral to Myeongdong Cathedral after our liberation. The area was officially recognized as Historic Site No. 258 in November of 1977.
It is forbidden to take photographs inside the cathedral, however, I heard the camera clicking when I was there.
The schedule for attending mass, praying, and meditating. Please verify this before your visit.
This is a view of the main hall's left side. Despite the gloomy weather, the magnificence of the scene is apparent from any side.
Do you agree that the building's brick hue makes it look stunning?
I photographed the main hall's right side. This scene seems all too familiar to me.
Father Kim Dae-geon, the first Korean priest, is buried below ground in the church's crypt.
At the very back of the main hall is a statue of the Virgin Mary.
This is Father Coste Hall, part of the Cultural Center.
Location of spiritual and permanent confession.
This used to be the site of Gyeseong Girls' High School, from which I graduated. In 2016, my school relocated to Gileum-dong, Seoul, and began accepting female students as part of the redevelopment plan for the Myeongdong Cathedral.
*Information of permanent confession
Mon (Monastic) 13:00-17:00 / Tue-Fri 11:00-20:00 / Sat, Sun 10:00am-20:00
Everyone was surprised when I told them that I attended school in Myeongdong Cathedral. The campus is gorgeous in every season.
I'm going to stop thinking about my memory and head to the logo store. Next to the Myeongdong Cathedral, at 1898 Plus, you'll find the Logo Store, a souvenir shop selling items associated with the cathedral.
Many items associated with the Catholic faith can be purchased, including crosses, candles, rosaries, and more.
I think it will be a more enjoyable space for those who are Catholics.
These crosses are unlike any others. It's also a wonderful ornamental piece for your home.
It is a long, elegant candle made of beeswax.
Visit at least once if you're in the area because there are items for sale that are accessible to people of all faiths.
Myeongdong Cathedral, a marvel of Gothic design, was a haven for the city's impoverished and a symbol of the democratic movement; how was the tour? I think a visit to Myeong-dong would be a great idea for this coming weekend.
Address : 74 Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Tel : +82-2-774-1784
Operation Hours : Tuesday-Sunday : 9:30 - 18:00 (Monday closed)
Website : mdsd.or.kr
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