Introduction

The Seosomun Gate area,
which is located outside Seomun Gate, is regarded as a sacred place for many Korean
Catholics. During the 19th century, the church suffered persecution for
introducing Catholicism in the country. A series of persecutions followed over
the years, notably the Sinyu Persecution in 1801 and the Byeongbin Persecution
in 1866.

The memorial tower in the center of the park is for the 44
martyrs who died for their Catholic faith during the persecution. It was originally established in December 1984 and rebuilt on May 15, 1999. The tower consists
of three granite pillars: the middle one is 15 meters high while the two pillars
on both sides are each 13 meters high.

 

Address: 

5 Chilpae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul[Google Map]

 

Closed: 

N/A (Open all year round)

 

 

How To Use

 

Parking Facilities: 

Available

 

 

Transportation

 

Seoul Station (Seoul Subway Line 1), Exit 2.
Go
straight until you reach the intersection in front of Seonmi Jangsik.
Cross the street
and the park will be within sight.

 

 

Additional Info

 

Film Locations: 

Filming site of 'One Warm Word'

 

Admission Fees: 

Free

 

Available Facilities: 

Fountain, pavilion, archery field, gateball
field, clock tower, memorial monument, etc.

 

Restrooms: 

Available

 

tel: +82-2-313-7896

zipcode: 04510

infocenter: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-313-7986

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