The Shrine of Mirinae [미리내 성지]

Mouse (2021); The Spies Who Loved Me (2020); My Unfamiliar Family (2020); Crash Landing on You (2019-20); Secret Boutique (2019); Memories of the Alhambra (2018-19); The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018); Goblin (2016-17); Laurel Tree Tailors (2016); Empire of Gold (2013)


Jeon Ji-hoon (Eric/Moon Jung-Hyuk of Shinhwa) and his associate Kim Young-goo (Bae In-hyuk) come to this church (appearing as Kangrak Dong Church’) in episode 3 of The Spies Who Loved Me (나를 사랑한 스파이) (MBC, 2020) to meet up with Park Sung-hwan (Oh Kyung-joo) to find out more about Sophie Ahn (Yoon So-hee) –under the pretense of being recruiters for industrial company GV. A little later, Kang A-reum (Yoo In-Na) also meets up with Sung-hwan for the same purpose.

Also seen in in episode 6 of My Unfamiliar Family ([아는 건 별로 없지만] 가족입니다) ; episodes 6-7 of Laurel Tree Tailors/The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (월계수 양복점 신사들) (KBS2, 2016).

103 Korean Martyrs Memorial Cathedral St. Mirinae

It is at this cathedral that young Jae-hoon (Kim Kang-hoon) comes to pray at in episode 1 of Mouse (마우스) (tvN, 2021), that he does not become a murderer.

Two people come to this church to pray for Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) in episode 2 of Crash Landing on You (사랑의 불시착) (tvN, 2019-20). While her sister-in-law, Do Hye-ji (Hwang Woo Seul-hye), hopes that she stays lost so that her husband can inherit the family’s company, a good friend of Se-ri’s secretary Mr. Hong (Ko Kyu-Pil) prays in the same time that she is found as quickly as possible (as to secure the major business deal he has signed with her).

The annual death anniversary mass for the late DEO Group chairman takes place at this cathedral in episode 7 (full episode 4) of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019).

Cha Hyung-seok’s (Park Hoon) one-year memorial service takes place here in episode 7 of Memories of the Alhambra (알함브라 궁전의 추억) (tvN, 2018-19) and to everyones dismay Yoo Jin-woo (Hyun-Bin) also appears. While everyone attends the memorial, Jin-woo switches to the AR-game mode and Hyung-seok directly attacks him and emotionless Jin-woo shots him down before leaving the church.

This appears as the orphanage where Kim Moo Young (Seo In-guk) grew up, which he visits together with Yoo Jin-Kang (Jung So-min) on a lush autumn day in episode 10 of Hundred Million Stars from the Sky / The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (하늘에서 내리는 일억개의 별) (tvN, 2018).

This is where Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-Eun) understands that she can summon Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) by blowing out a candle in episode 1 of Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) (tvN, 2016-17). He is, of course, not so amused about this as she is.

Kang Tae-joo (Go Soo) and Choi Seo-yoon (Lee Yo-won) are getting married at this church in episode 1 of Empire of Gold (황금의 제국) (SBS, 2013)

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The Shrine of Mirinae [미리내 성지 안내도] or the Shrine Grounds of Mirinae is a catholic complex with at least three churches. One of the churches is the 103 Korean Martyrs Memorial Cathedral St. Mirinae [한국순교자103위시성기념성당] and another is the Mirinae Catholic Church [미리내성당]. In K-Dramaland, the former’s interior is usually seen whereas the latter usually appears with its exterior only.

The complex located in the northern part of the village of Misan-ri [미산리/미리내성지] in Anseong’s Yangseong Township [Yangseong-myeon/양성면]; around 3 hrs south of Seoul and about 20 minutes by public transport to/from Cafe & Vino — Rohs Goden [카페앤비노 로스가든].

경기 안성시 양성면 미리내성지로 416
141 Misan-ri, Yangseong-myeon, Anseong, Gyeonggi-do
(양성면 미산리 141)
Geolocation: 37.146102, 127.258654

— submitted by Marion KDL
Mouse added by Mich KDL

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