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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land-Catholic Churches

At the same time as Incheon opened its port, religion and education were introduced along with modern culture. At this time, foreign missionaries came to Korea through Chemulpo harbor, and Catholicism spread throughout the country through the missionary activities of their ancestors.
The Memorial Monument of The First Missionaries
After the opening of the port, at the request of Bishop Blanc, the seventh Catholic diocese of Joseon, four nuns arrived at the port of Incheon for missionary activities in 1888. They were members of the Sisters of St Paul of Chartres and began missionary work in Joseon. In celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres in Korea, a monument was built in the flower garden next to the main gate of Incheon Jungbu Police Station. This monument was built exactly where the nuns first set foot in Incheon.
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    402-031 5-2, Hang-dong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, Republic of Korea
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-760-7114
  • WebsiteWebsite
Memorial Chapel for the Martyrs of Jemuljindoo
The Memorial Chapel for the Martyrs of Jemuljindoo was built in the form of two hands praying. It was built to commemorate the 10 martyrs who died at the Byeongin Persecution. It is also where the descendants of Seung-Hoon Lee, the first martyr in Incheon, Peter’s maternal family, and several Catholic believers were publicly executed.
Haean Catholic Church
Haean Cathedral was built in the late 1950s for Overseas Chinese residents in Incheon. Originally it was the “Seollin Catholic Church for the Chinese people,” but after the 1970s, as the number of Chinese decreased upon their return to their home country, the name was changed to “Haean Catholic Church”. Although it is a small cathedral, mass is still held.
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    4, Chinatown-ro 59beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon 22314
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-764-4191
  • WebsiteWebsite
Naedong Anglican Church
When you climb the hill to the east of Hongyemun, a historic structure appears in front of you. The Anglican Church V designated as tangible cultural property No. 51 of Incheon Metropolitan City is renowned for its significant religion, history, and architecture. It was established to commemorate the British fallen soldiers during the Korean War; bereaved families donated this church. It is also the only building in Korea among the churches built in the classic style of an early Christian basilica. It's also a great place to rest on a bench under the tree that surrounds the church and take a break to regain your mind.
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    21-32, Gaehang-ro 45beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon 22316
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-765-9004
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Dapdong Cathedral
Dapdong Cathedral, the representative cathedral of the diocese of Incheon, is one of the oldest Western-style modern buildings among Korean cathedrals. Built in the 1890s in Romanesque brick style, it creates a grand and exotic atmosphere. The first Priest of Dapdong Cathedral, Wilhelm. J., baptized Patriot Jung-geun Ahn and visited Ahn in Lushun Prison in March 1910.
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    2, Uhyeon-ro 50beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon 22321
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-762-7613
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Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres
After a typhoid outbreak in Incheon Port in 1894, St. Paul's Convent was established in Dapdong Cathedral at the suggestion of Father Maraval for countless people dying without nursing. Early Western-style convents were the beginning of Korean nursery schools and orphanages.
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    2, Uhyeon-ro 50beon-gil, Jung-gu, Incheon 22321
  • PhonePhone
    +82-32-762-7613
Lee Seung-hoon(Peter)’s Grave
In 1874, Lee Seung-Hoon, the first baptized person in Korea, traveled to Beijing with his father to learn about the Catholic doctrine under the Qing Dynasty. Peter Lee Seung-hoon's tomb is located along the mountain path at the back of the Namdong Water Treatment Plant in Jangsu-dong, Namdong-gu.
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