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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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We can only take photos from the outer building but not able to enter the hall. Standing in front of the hall give a peaceful feel despite the crowds out there trying to get a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can only take photos from the outer building but not able to enter the hall. Standing in front of the hall give a peaceful feel despite the crowds out there trying to get a good shot of the cathedral.

Thank zhenqi
Batam, Indonesia
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113 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this unique church built in romanian style, but it is located in the middle of korean building so its really stands out.

Thank RizkaRie
Woking, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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 

Thank Arnel888
Singapore, Singapore
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132 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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69 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
Changwon, South Korea
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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