Jeondong Catholic Cathedral (전동성당)
Built in honor of Roman Catholic martyrs of the Joseon Dynasty on the site they were executed, Jeonju’s Jeondong Catholic Cathedral is often considered the most beautiful Catholic church (if not the most beautiful manmade structure), in all of South Korea.
Designed by Priest Poinel (the same architect who dreamed up Seoul’s Myeongdong Cathedral), the church was the first Romanesque building in the Honam region. Completed in 1914, Jeongdong boasts an interesting combination of architectural styles. Its rectangular building is crowned by three Byzantine bell towers and features gorgeous arched ceilings. Today it remains one of Jeonju’s most visited landmarks and is the backdrop of several Korean dramas and movies.
51, Taejo-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, +82-63-286-3222