K-TRAVEL | March.26.2024

The Final Resting Place of Martyrs: Jeondong Cathedral


When visiting Jeonju Hanok Village, you can spot the Romanesque-style cathedral in the distance.


Jeondong Cathedral is not only a significant site of worship but also a living testimony to the history of Catholicism in Korea,  preserving the sacrifices and legacies of the martyrs from the Joseon Dynasty.📖 


Would you like to learn more about Jeondong Cathedral in Jeonju? This is a place where the spirits of the martyrs are still palpable.🙏


The meaning of Jeondong Cathedral


Jeondong Cathedral, located in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, stands as a major cathedral, representing the oldest Romanesque-style cathedral in Korea. 



A Place of Martyrs' Faith

©KTO-Kim Ji Ho


Jeondong Cathedral, situated in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, is a cathedral erected on the site where Catholic believers were martyred during the Joseon Dynasty. 

It served as a place of persecution against Catholics, where many martyrs lost their lives in the years 1791 during the reign of King Jeongjo and 1801 during the reign of King Sunjo. In honor of their sacrifices, a French priest began the construction of the cathedral in 1891, with construction starting in 1908 and completed in 1914.


Jeondong Cathedral transcends its religious significance to become a place commemorating the courage and sacrifice of the martyrs.✝️



Romanesque-style Architecture


Jeondong Cathedral in Jeonju, along with Myeongdong Cathedral in Seoul and Gyesan Cathedral in Daegu, is considered one of the three most beautiful cathedrals in Korea and a renowned tourist attraction.👍 

✨ Its Romanesque style exudes a unique beauty of its own.



Revered as one of the most stunning among early Catholic cathedrals, it boasts arched ceilings and intersecting arch-shaped ceilings in a cruciform pattern.🤔


Emerging as Jeonju's iconic landmark, it also serves as a picturesque backdrop for countless tourists.



🧐 Check the visiting hours and make a visit to Jeondong Cathedral!


📌Cathedral Opening Hours: From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

*Please note that during mass times, the entrance for tourists is restricted at Jeondong Cathedral.


📌Mass Schedule

* Saturdays: 4:00, 6:00 PM

* Sundays: 6:00, 9:00, 10:30 AM / 5:00 PM

* Weekday Masses: 6:00 AM (Mon–Sat), 11:00 AM (Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)


Enchantment Illuminated by Lights


Jeondong Cathedral shines even more brilliantly under the twinkling night sky⭐️, its Romanesque-style architecture accentuated by vibrant illumination.🥰 This fusion creates an even more dazzling tourist attraction.



Now, are you ready to set off on your Jeondong Cathedral adventure?😊


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