Introduction

During the Gihae Persecution of 1839, three French Catholic priests were sentenced to death for spreading Catholicism in Korea. Saint Laurent Joseph Marius Imbert (Bishop), Saint Pierre Philibert Maubant (Priest), and Saint Jacques Honore Chastan (Priest) were beheaded on September 21, 1839 at Saenamteo (currently Saenamteo Catholic Holy Place of the Martyrs) and their bodies were buried at Samseongsan Mountain and later transferred to the grotto of Myeondong Cathedral.

 

Address: 

454-16, Hoam-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)

 

 

Transportation

 

[Subway]
Sillim Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4.
Walk straight for 155m and take Bus 5522A.
Get off at Samseongsan Holy Ground (Samseongsanseongji) Bus Stop.
Walk toward Samseong Youth Center and then the holy ground will be located next to the youth center (within 260m from the bus stop).

Seoul Nat'l Univ. (Gwanak-gu Office) Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3.
Walk for 166m and take Bus 5517 or 6515 and get off at Samseong Holy Ground (Samseongsanseongji) Bus Stop.
Walk toward Samseong Youth Center and then the holy ground will be located next to the youth center (within 260m from the bus stop).

 

 

Additional Info

 

Admission Fees: 

Free

 

tel: +82-2-875-2271

zipcode: 08822

accomcount: 100 people

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-875-2271

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