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Seoul, South Korea: Saenamteo (Korean Martyrs Shrine)

The 19th Century was a period of four major persecutions of Christians in Korea, resulting the deaths of thousands of believers.

Among them were many priests, religious and lay people, including Korea’s first native-born priest, Saint Andrew Kim. Saenamteo was a military camp that was also an execution site where many Christians were martyred.

About the Basilica of the Korean Martyrs:

One of the more unusual features of the Basilica is that it is built according to Korean architectural style.

The Shrine is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer and 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the winter. The Shrine is closed on Tuesdays.

Daily Masses are celebrated. Check their website for details.

Click here for the official website of the Korean Martyrs Museum in Saenamteo (Seoul) South Korea.

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