Jeonju Jeondong Catholic Church
When you enter Jeonju Hanok Village, there is a building that catches your eye. After about two years of repair work, Jeondong Catholic Church has returned to its beautiful appearance. Jeondong Cathedral, one of the three most beautiful cathedrals in Korea along with Seoul's Myeongdong Cathedral and Daegu's Gyesan Cathedral, warmly welcomes those shrunken by the cold with its unique mystical sensibility.
Beautiful Western-style architecture in the Hanok Village
Jeondong Cathedral is a place that creates a unique appreciation with a beautiful and magnificent atmosphere in the quiet scenery of the Hanok Village. This place, which has been repaired for about two years while maintaining its beautiful appearance, is the first Catholic martyrdom site in Korea and the first Western-style building built in the Honam region. Stones from the walls around Pungnammun Gate, where the martyrs were executed, were used for the cornerstone, and Byzantine style remains throughout the interior of the church and stone pillars, and it is a unique building mixed with Romanesque style as a whole.
The cathedral building itself draws admiration for its architectural labyrinth, but Western-style modern buildings such as the red brick presbytery and education center also have beautiful exteriors, making it a pleasant place to look around. Many people who visit this place are busy taking pictures with the beautiful Jeondong Cathedral in the background.
A place that calms the mind
After looking around the exterior and surroundings of the Jeondong Cathedral, entering the cathedral, you will be amazed at the interior filled with an antique and mysterious atmosphere. The high vaulted ceiling, stone pillars lined up on both sides, and the stained glass stained with colorful and mysterious colors in the sunlight coming through the windows harmonize, creating a sacred atmosphere. No matter where you turn your eyes, the beautiful interior is the feeling of appreciating handcrafted works of art delicately crafted by the hands of artisans.
People who visited this place in the quiet and solemn atmosphere unique to the cathedral carefully looked around the inside and fell into a calm appreciation. It is the beautiful Jeonju Jeondong Catholic Church, which melts into the scenery like a scene from a movie and calms even the cold-shrinking heart as you quietly sit on a chair and immerse yourself in contemplation.
- 51 Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si Map View