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Gyesan Cathedral
천주교 계산 주교좌 대성당

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Churches and Cathedrals
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: 10, Seoseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
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Phone: +82-53-2542300

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Gyesan Cathedaral is a temple that follows the Roman or Latin rite and functions as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Daegu (Archidioecesis Taeguensis or 천주교 대구대교구) which was created in 1962 by bull "Fertile Evangelii semen" by the Pope John XXIII.The present building was built between 1902 and 1903 and remodeled when it was elevated to cathedral status in 1911.Pope John Paul II visited the temple in May 1984.The original structure was made of wood but it burnt down in 1899.

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Gyesan Catholic Church is located in Namsan Dong. The previous building was built at the end of the 19th century and is one of the earlier churches in Daegu. Originally a Korean-style tile house, it was rebuilt in 1902 after being destroyed by fire. The church is built in the Gothic style and is made up of red bricks, black bricks and granite. The overall layout of the church is dominated by the main hall with a large Latin cross in the middle, with a sleeved gallery on both sides and a well-defined silhouette. The overall style of the building is Romanesque, but the Gothic elements are added to the design of the tower and the matching of stained glasses.
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