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MMCA - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Deoksugung

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Address: 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2188-6114
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The whole setup is a bit strange: you need to pay to enter the palace grounds the museum is located on, and then you need to pay another fee to enter the art museum. Your... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2013
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The Neo-Classical building of the museum was built in 1909 and is located within the Deoksugung park. There were no notices to the fact that the museum is closed for renovations for a couple of months, nor did anyone at the ticket counter of the park bothered to let us know. Still, it's a fine building.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The whole setup is a bit strange: you need to pay to enter the palace grounds the museum is located on, and then you need to pay another fee to enter the art museum. Your experience depends on what is showing, and the galleries seem to change about every 3-4 months. The Seoul Museum of Modern Art is close by.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Frankly, I enjoyed the grounds more than the collection of art from Prague which was on exhibit in April, 2013. The rain was very heavy for a few hours so I went to the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I attended the Limb Eung-sik: Art of Recording, Records of Art exhibition at the National Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum is an old Greek revival style building with two floors of exhibition space. It's in a huge park that is the former National Palace of Korea. They have a small gift shop and the exhibition placards were in both... More 

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Staying in Seodaemun

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Seodaemun
Walk within this area, centered on what used to be the western gate of traditional Seoul, and you'll get a glimpse of Korea’s past through the beautiful and historic buildings that are scattered throughout. Whether wandering around Deoksugung’s palace walls or touring more historically somber sites such as Seodaemun Prison, this is one of the best places for culture, architecture, and history lovers. Jeongdong in particular is a beautiful place for a stroll in spring and autumn.