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Jeondong Catholic Church

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Address: 200-1, Jeon-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do 560-040, South Korea
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+82 63-284-3222

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bonus attraction when visiting the hanok village in jeonju

this attraction came in as a surprise to us when we visited jeonju's hanok village. we see large crowds coming and going this old church and so we sneak in as well, to our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Fremont, California
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Woking, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over 100 years, it stands here and represents Korean Catholic history. Unfortunately, it does not permit tourists to go inside. Just visit here if you are in your way, not intentionally.

Thank Hanmin J
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this attraction came in as a surprise to us when we visited jeonju's hanok village. we see large crowds coming and going this old church and so we sneak in as well, to our surprise it has its history to tell and an architecture to awe! if you're a foreign tourist, you will also enjoy the locals weaking their traditional... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Jeondong Catholic Church is located near the Hanok village (within walking distance). You will pass by here if you're walking to Nambu market from Hanok village. Lovely place to visit and take some photos even if you're not a catholic.

Thank mxxxli
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I've seen several Catholic Churches in non-catholic countries and this is just an average one... quite small, just three small stained glass windows which the tourists "swooned" over. We could not even enter and had to take pictures at the door. You can skip this one...

Thank janandmabel
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of couples are there to take photos. Not sure if it is not mass day . Not able to go into the church .but was allow to take photos from outside

Thank Sim A
Pohang, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's a beautiful and calming site at busy area. It's good to take a pew and see the whole architecture.

Thank trippedonearth
Jinju, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I went there after 11.00 am there was no mass, the door is open but noone is allowed to enter , so i prefer that you go while there is a mass to can enter inside and as my friend told me there is a place or museun under the church where they keep the Saints corps The library is... More 

Thank Mrba-Mrba
Suwon, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Lovely architecture and large crowds after 10am... If you want to get a good, people free, photo, get there in the morning. I went twice, once at 9am and once at 2pm. 2pm saw crowds of people crowding about trying to get selfies with the church. However, at 9am the doors aren't open and you can't see inside. So go... More 

Thank Austen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place. A place where u can get lots of beautiful photo shot. Didn't manage to get into the cathedral but we are happy for the picture.

Thank hsterica
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Jeondong Catholic Cathedral (전주 전동성당) was built on the site of a massacre of Catholic martyrs; during a century of persecution nearly half of the believers in Korea were killed; the peaceful setting and beautiful architecture make a fitting memorial to those faithful who loved Jesus more than their own lives.

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