JUNG-GU, DAEGU METROPOLITAN CITY

Cultural Properties Exploration

Designated Cultural Properties

Cultural Properties name
Gyesan Cathedral(Historic spot No.290 )

Gyesan Cathedral

Category
Historic spot No.290
Name
Gyesan Cathedral
Classification
Historic Sites / Religious Relic / Catholic Church
Quantity
4,100.9
Size
4,100.9㎡
Designation Date
1981.09.25
Location
71 2ga Gyesan-dong Jung-gu Daegu-si S.KOREA
Period
DaehanImperialPeriod
Owner
Foundation for Preservation Catholic Church of Daegu Parish
In 1897, Father Robert used a thatched cottage as a temporary church during his catholic mission in Gyeongsang-do area from 1886. It was on the site where the Gyesan-dong Catholic church is located at present. At first, the church was built as a traditional wooden Korean-style building shaped like a cross. It was, however, burned down the following year, so that the current Catholic church was established again in 1902.

It is said that Father Robert planned the church himself and a Chinese architect was responsible for the construction. This church earned a nickname of 'a house with spires' because it was the first western style building and had two bell towers standing either side of the front entrance. This building is a Romanesque style church with gothic additions. Red brick decorated with black brick in Gothic style was stacked on the granite stereobate.

This architecture has great value because it is the only Catholic church building built in the 1900s in the Daegu area.

List

  • History Exploration
    • History of Jung-gu Adminstration
    • Historic Figures in Jung-gu
    • The Origin of Regions’ Name
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    • Donseongno Festival
    • Bongsan Art Festival
    • Overseas Chinese Festival
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