Uijeongbu Cathedral [의정부주교좌성당]

Start-Up (2020); Chocolate (2019-20)

This is the church that Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy) occasionally accompanies her grandmother Choi Won-deok (Kim Hae-soo), who is a staunch Catholic, to pray at in Start-Up (스타트업) (tvN/Netflix, 2020). In final episode 16, Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk) accompanies Dal-mi here so that she can pray for the Smart City submission, though he feels slightly uncomfortable as an atheist. Outside of the church, they see a rainbow — and for Dal-mi, that’s a good sign.

Moon Cha-yeong (Ha Ji-won) comes to pray at this church in episode 16 of Chocolate (Chokolis, 초콜릿) (JTBS, 2019-20), while Lee Kang (Yoon Kye-sang) watches her from the doorway.

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Uijeongbu Cathedral [의정부주교좌성당] is a Catholic cathedral located in Uijeongbu’s neighborhood Uijeongbu [Uijeongbu-dong/의정부동]. Established in 1953, this cathedral has a “history and tradition of Catholicism” in South Korea, and was designated as Gyeonggi-do Cultural Heritage Material No. 99 in 2001.

27 Sinheung-ro 265beon-gil, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
경기도 의정부시 신흥로265번길 27
(의정부동 429-6)
Geolocation: 37.739676, 127.041438

Getting here
Uijeongbu LRT Station [경전철의정부역], Uijeongbu Line, Exit 2
(7 min. walk)

— submitted by Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, October 2020
Chocolate added by Marion KDL

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