Myeongdong Cathedral

Local name명동 대성당
LocationJongno District, Seoul, South Korea

The Cathedral Church of Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, informally known as Myeongdong Cathedral, is the national cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul. Located in the Myeongdong neighborhood of Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea, it is the seat of the Archbishop of Seoul Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, the highest Roman Catholic prelate of the nation.

It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Immaculate Conception is the principal Patroness of Korea by a Pontifical decree accorded by Pope Gregory XVI in 1841. The cathedral serves as a community landmark, tourist attraction, and a notable symbol of Roman Catholicism in Korea. The Korean government assigned the cathedral as a historic site on 22 November 1977, making it a cultural property and asset of the country.

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Opening hours

Mass times:
Mon - Sat: 6:30 a.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. (on Mon there is no morning service)
Sun: English mass at 9 a.m.

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +82 2 774 1784

Address Seoul, South Korea

Coordinates 37°33'47.621" N 126°59'14.184" E

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