Gongseri Catholic Church [공세리성당]

Sisyphus: The Myth (2021); Different Dreams (2019); Uncontrollably Fond (2016); Fated to Love You (2015); IRIS 2 (2013); Cheongdam-dong Alice (2012-13); Gloria (2010-11); Glory Jane (2009); Accidental Couple (2009); You're Beautiful (2009); Powerful Opponents (2008); Love and Ambition (2006); Stranger Than Paradise (2006)

The final confrontation between Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo), Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) and Sigma (Kim Byung-chul) takes place at this church in episodes 15-16 of Sisyphus: The Myth (시지프스: the myth) (JTBC, 2021).

It is on the top of this church that Kim Won-bong (Yoo Ji-tae) and Kim Nam-ok (Jo Bok-rae) meet up to kill Park Heok (Heo Ji-won) upon sight in episode 1 of Different Dreams (이몽) (MBC, 2019). But Nam-ok cannot bring it over his heart to kill a former friend, so Won-bong takes over and shoots.

This church is the backdrop of Shin Joon-young’s (Kim Woo-bin) film shoot in episode 1 of Uncontrollably Fond (함부로 애틋하게) (KBS2, 2016).

This church appears as the one of the monasteries that Ko Mi-nyeo/Gemma (Park Shin-Hye) lives at in You’re Beautiful (미남이시네요) (SBS, 2009) — as seen, for instance, in episode 1 when Gemma prays at this church.

A young Yoon Jae-in (Ahn Eun-jung) is left here to be adopted by nuns in episode 1 of Glory Jane (영광의 재인) (SBS, 2009).

This church is also seen in Fated to Love You/You Are My Destiny (운명처럼 널 사랑해) (MBC, 2014); Cheongdamdong Alice/Cheongdam-dong Alice/Alice in Cheongdam-dong (청담동 앨리스) (SBS, 2012-13); IRIS 2/IRIS II: New Generation (아이리스 2) (KBS2, 2013); Gloria (Geulroria/글로리아) (MBC, 2010-11); Wife Returns (아내가 돌아왔다) (SBS, 2009-10); Accidental Couple/That Fool/Just Looking (그저 바라 보다가) (KBS2, 2009); East of Eden (에덴의 동쪽) (MBC, 2008-09); Powerful Opponents (강적들) (KBS, 2008); Love and Ambition (사랑과 야망) (SBS, 2006); Stranger Than Paradise (천국보다 낯선) (SBS, 2006).


Seo Bok (Seobok/서복) (2021) — it is seen as ‘Imhyun Church’
Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War (태극기 휘날리며) (2004)

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Gongseri Catholic Church [공세리성당] is a church established in 1894 (or in 1890, as other sources mention) by French missionary priest Pasquier and is considered having played a “significant role as a starting point of the Korean Catholic church and its religious beliefs,” as Choe Chong-dae of the Korea Times summarizes it. It is known for martyrs who sacrificed their lives here in South Korean Catholic Persecution of 1801, also known as the Sinyu Persecution (신유박해). But it is also known for a salve that was invented here and used as ointment.

The church is located in Asan’s village Gongse [Gongse-ri/공세리] in the Inju Township [Inju-myeon/인주면].

10 Gongseriseongdang-gil, Inju-myeon, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea
충청남도 아산시 인주면 공세리성당길 10
(인주면 공세리 194-1)
Geolocation: 36.883404, 126.914041

Getting here
Onyangoncheon Station [온양온천역], Seoul Subway Line 1/Janghang Line
(1 hour by bus from here)

— submitted by Marion KDL
Glory Jane added by Mich KDL
Seo Bok added by sarahms

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