Samseongsan Holy Ground – Best Place To Visit In Seoul

During the Gihae Persecution of 1839, three French Catholic priests were sentenced to death for spreading Catholicism in Korea. Saint Laurent Joseph Marius Imbert (Bishop), Saint Pierre Philibert Maubant (Priest), and Saint Jacques Honore Chastan (Priest) were beheaded on September 21, 1839 at Saenamteo (currently Saenamteo Catholic Holy Place of the Martyrs) and their bodies were buried at Samseongsan Mountain and later transferred to the grotto of Myeondong Cathedral.

How To Go There:

1) Sillim Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 4.
Walk straight for 155m and take Bus 5522A.
Get off at Samseongsan Holy Ground (Samseongsanseongji) Bus Stop (9 bus stops away).
Walk toward Samseong Youth Center and then the holy ground will be located next to the youth center (within 260m from the bus stop).

2) Seoul Nat’l Univ. (Gwanak-gu Office) Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), Exit 3.
Walk for 166m and take Bus 5517 or 6515 and get off at Samseong Holy Ground (Samseongsanseongji) Bus Stop (11 bus stops away).
Walk toward Samseong Youth Center and then the holy ground will be located next to the youth center (within 260m from the bus stop).

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