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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
Phone Number: +82 63-284-3222

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
Pohang, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 

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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.

Thank hoboatlarge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Ok church but to be visited if doing other activities around town as it is close by walk from the main visiting spots ... From 15 to 5 min by walk ... Depending your planing road around .

Thank Ludovic L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

I'm a Catholic myself so to visit this Cathedral was a must. Very touristy. Thankfully they close it off during mass times to tourists for obvious reasons. Very beautiful architecture inside and out.

Thank SJay09
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

You can't see the inside from, well, inside, since it's blocked off, but it's a nice sight nonetheless. Don't go out of your way to see it, though; it's nothing special. Stop by if you're coming from the nearby Gyeonggijeon Shrine, though!

Thank Katie J

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