|Most expensive month:||December|
|Average price in Myeongdong Cathedral:||₹ 6,240/night|
|Cheapest price found:||₹ 2,577/night|
|Most expensive day:||Monday|
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Officially titled the Cathedral Church of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Myeongdong Cathedral is the national cathedral and primary religious base for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seoul. The Gothic-style architecture dates back to 1898 and harbours the graves of Korean martyrs. Travellers visit the cathedral for meditation, spiritual renewal and architectural admiration.
Make your way to Myeongdong Cathedral by climbing a set of staircases to a cobbled courtyard crowned by a 45-metre-high clock tower and bell. You’ll find spires, pilasters, rose windows and arches as well as a memorial statue to the Catholic priest Kim Tae-gon Andrew.
On the inside, make your way to the main altar and the majestic pipe organ, taking note of the arcades lining the aisles. Artistic stained-glass windows depict biblical stories and prominent figures of the faith. Descend into the crypt beneath the altar to pay your respects to the remains of religious martyrs.
The cathedral towers above central Seoul in the Myeongdong neighbourhood. Take the metro train to Myeong-dong station and walk about five minutes to the cathedral entrance.
Myeongdong Cathedral is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Millennium Hilton Seoul, which has a current rating of 8.3. For other potential stays, consider The Plaza Seoul Autograph Collection and Grand Ambassador Seoul - Associated with Pullman, which can also be great places to stay near Myeongdong Cathedral.