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Seoul Metropolitan Library 서울도서관

  • +82-2-2133-0300
  • seoul.go.kr
110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 중구 세종대로 110 서울특별시청)

Seoul Library provides access to a wide range of documents and materials about Seoul Metropolitan City. Visitors will find diverse resources related to the city including, history, culture, urban planning, transportation, environmental issues, administration, reports on outbound visitors, research documents, video clips, and e-data.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2133-0300

・Parking Facilities : Available (B4F / 101 seats)

・Parking Fees : O

・Closed : [Regular closed day] Every Monday
[Temporary closed day] Closed days of public offices (If an official national holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday) and temporary closed day designated by the government

・Admission Fees : Free

・Operating Hours : Weekdays (Tue-Fri) 09:00-21:00
Weekends (Sat-Sun) 09:00-18:00
* Varies by facility

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Access

[Subway]
City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Lines 1 & 2), Exit 5.

[Bus]
(1) Local Bus: Jongro (종로) #09, Jongro #11
(2) Circular Bus: 90s Tour, 91s Tour, 05
(3) Airport Bus: 6005, 6701, 6015, 6001, 6002
(4) Blue Bus: 101, 150, 402, 501, 506, 405
(5) Green Bus: 172, 472, 504, 700, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7017, 7022, 7019, 1020
(6) Red Bus: M4108, M5107M, M5115M, M7106M, 9703, 9714, M7111, M4101, M4102
(7) Nonstop Bus: 1000, 1100, 1200, 1900, 2000, 9003, 9300, 9001, 9301, 1150

110, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 2 City Hall (시청)- 199.3m
  • Subway Line 1 City Hall (시청)- 199.3m
  • Subway Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)ga (을지로입구)- 442.7m
  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 514.4m
  • Subway Line 1 Jonggak (종각)- 622.1m

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Libuk Sonmandu

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

Libuk Sonmandu restaurant is located deep in the alleys behind Seoul City Hall in the Mugyo-dong area. It is famous for Kimchimaribap and Sonmandu (handmade dumplings). Kimchimaribap is rice in a soup of kimchi and ice cubes with various added flavorings that originated in North Korea. This is a ref

117m

Dalgaebi

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

This is a traditional Korean restaurant serving food in attractive bowls. Its main dishes are steamed rice in bamboo and raw rice wine (Makgeolli). When you pour makgeolli into a glass which is brewed in the old way, your nose gets ticklish because of the smell of yeast. Steamed rice cooked with Ind

172m

Chamsutgol

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

Located in Mugyo-dong in Jung-gu, Seoul, Chamsutgol (참숯골) is an upscale restaurant serving hanu beef dishes. The restaurant uses only top quality hanu beef from young cattle (two years old or younger) raised on farms in Jeolla-do Province. For freshness and tenderness, the restaurant serves on

194m

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Special Noodles from Japan! Inaniwa Yosuke Inaniwa Yosuke, located near Seoul City Hall, is Korea's branch of a restaurant named Sato Yosuke in Japan that has been specializing in udon for the past 350 years. As one of the top three must-eat udon in Japan, inaniwa udon featured at these res

195m

Ganga - Mugyo Branch

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Ganga is an Indian spelling of “Ganges,” a river that flows through Northern India. Dishes at Ganga are prepared by a chef from India with over 20 years of experience. The restaurant has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity among Korean diners and is usually packed with people every day of the wee

213m

Danube

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Danube presents authentic Italian spaghetti, pizza, and Western-style steaks in the elegance of a European interior.

219m

Woonsan (Formerly Yongsusan) - Gwanghwamun Branch (운산(광화문점))

Seoul >

Woonsan (Formerly, Yongsusan) is a traditional Korean restaurant located in the basement of the Seoul Finance Center. For the past 30 years, the restaurant has been serving up Gaeseong-style (Old capital of Goryeo Dynasty), which is said to be experienced using each of the five senses. Though the

221m

Mugyo-dong Bugeogukjip

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

               

238m

Bugeogukjip

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Bugeogukjip (formerly “Teojutgol”) is a restaurant behind City Hall in Seoul that has been serving up authentic dried Pollack soup since 1968. Despite a name change, the restaurant has proudly stood in this same location for decades, earning a strong reputation for its dried Pollack soup

240m

Gomguksijib

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Gomguksi is a soup consisting of handmade noodles and beef slices in a thick and rich beef broth. Gomguksi became famous through word-of-mouth by tourists from the neighboring country of Japan. These days the restaurant is always crowded with people. Also, the side dishes that accompany Gomguksi are

243m

Saeran Glasses (세란안경)

Seoul > Myeongdong

"Located on the first basement of Lotte Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul, Saeran Glasses is a specialty eyewear store that opened at the same time as Lotte Department Store and Lotte Hotel in Myeong-dong. Saeran Glasses was originally Severance Optical, which opened in the 1920s first near Seoul Station and

320m
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Sujeongsa CRYSTAL SPECIALTY STORE

Seoul > Myeongdong

Sogong-dong Underground Shopping Center #65 'Sujengsa' makes accessories through natural crystal which is called 'jasujeong' or 'chimsujeong'. It was mentioned in more than ten Japanese magazines and gained a lot of popularity among Japanese people. The accessories are p

349m

Dongwha Duty Free Shop

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Dongwha Duty Free Shop’s Purchasing Team only select the world’s best brands for sale. You can shop for the latest popular brands in perfume, cosmetics, accessories, leather goods, and more. Apart from Korean brands and popular imported brands, you can also shop for specialty Korean products and

368m

Lotte Duty Free Shop - Main Branch

Seoul > Myeongdong

The Lotte Duty Free Shop is located at the center of Seoul, close to popular tourism destinations such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, Mt. Namsan, Itaewon, and popular shopping areas like Namdaemun Market. The Lotte Duty Free Shop is a one-stop shopping complex providing over 30 boutiques that offer shoppe

390m

Korean designer brand "rosa.K" is launched POP-UP store

Seoul > Myeongdong

Specializing in luxury bags made with leather materials and matching accessaries, rosa.K's items are known for their high quality and unique designs. All products are hand-sewn, providing one-of-a-kind collections to rosa.K clientele.   Korean designer brand "rosa.K" is

412m

Lotte Department Store - Avenuel Branch (롯데백화점 (에비뉴엘))

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

AVENUEL is a Lotte Department Store luxury-brand branch located in Seoul’s Gangbuk area. Brilliantly dressed in a “garden & gallery” concept and connected to the Lotte Department Store’s main building, AVENUEL offers a wide selection of imported fashion apparel, jewelry and accessories. More

431m

Lotte Young Plaza

Seoul > Myeongdong

Opened in November 2003, Lotte Young Plaza was the first shopping mall in Korea devoted to casual wear for young people. The mall offers diverse brands as well as a variety of items from accessories to youth casual wear and women's casual wear. Its unique interior designs, convenient location, and t

441m

STYLENANDA - Myeongdong Branch

Seoul > Myeongdong

styleNANDA is the offline store of a leading online company specializing in women's fashion. The store sells a variety of women's fashion items.

477m

Innisfree - Myeong-dong Branch

Seoul > Myeongdong

Innisfree is a mid-price ranged cosmetic brand popular among a wide range of consumers. Deeply loved by teens and young women who share their belief in preserving the balance of nature by purchasing eco-friendly and green life products, the brand focuses on marketing their use of unharmful ingredien

571m

Myeongdong NOON SQUARE

Seoul > Myeongdong

NOON SQUARE is a large shopping complex located at the center of Myeong-dong, known as a Mecca of fashion and culture. It features a wide range of global fashion brands including Mango, Steve Madden, H&M and ZARA, as well as various facilities for leisure, entertainment and dining. In addition, NOON

575m

City Hall (Seoul Plaza)

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Founded in 1926, Seoul City Hall is a Renaissance-style stone building. Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall is a historic site where the March 1, 1919 (Samil) Independence Movement and the pro-democracy movement in June 1987 were held. It is also a well-known place where tens of thousands of Korean so

90m

Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Seoul Plaza was established in 2004, and is centrally located by Seoul City Hall. The plaza is shaped like an egg and the full moon. Seoul Plaza hosts a wide array of cultural events including concerts and exhibitions for residents and visitors. The plaza transforms into an outdoor skating rink ever

104m

Cecil Theater

Seoul >

Established in 1976, Cecil Theater is a very prominent theater. The first five Korean Film Festivals were held here, making it the heart of Korean theaters. It is a theater steeped in tradition, and was reopened not long ago, with its facilities modernized. The high and narrow stage was lowered for

152m

Deoksugung Palace's Daehanmun Gate

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Inhwamun Gate used to be the main gate before the main hall, Junghwajeon Hall, was built. The palace was expanded in 1902, building Junghwajeon Hall, Junghwamun Gate and Jowonmun Gate in order to furnish the sytem of law books. After that, the site for Inhwamun Gate became the site for Geongeukmun G

188m

Deoksugung Doldam-gil

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Stretching approximately 900m in length, Deoksugung Palace Stone-wall Road was Korea’s first successful attempt at creating a comprehensive urban space where both people and nature can coexist. The road was built using eco-friendly materials and the utmost precautions were taken to ensure pedestri

201m

Hwangudan Altar

Seoul >

Wongudan (Hwangudan) Altar refers to an altar complex for the rite of heaven. The rites were first performed in the Goryeo Dynasty by King Seongjong in the first month of 983 (2nd year of his reign), but was repeatedly adopted and abolished, and eventually stopped at the start of the Joseon Dynasty.

218m

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung [MMCA Deoksugung]

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung was originally built as an annex to the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It specializes in seeking out and researching modern art, and also in exhibiting and preserving it. You can see classical works of modern art when you visit Nationa

223m

Grevin Seoul Museum

Seoul > Myeongdong

France's famous beeswax museum, the Musee Grevin, adds the new 4th venue in Seoul, South Korea's capitalafter its opening in Paris, Montreal and Prague. The first Asian subsidiary in Seoul is adding a slew of South Korean hallyu celebrities including Psy, G Dragon as well as figuare skatin

243m

Deoksugung Palace

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Located at the corner of Seoul's busiest downtown intersection, Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegant stone-wall road. It is also the only palace that sits alongside a series of western style buildings that add to the uniqueness of the surrounding scenery. Deoksugung Palace originally be

250m

Shinhan Museum

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

The Shinhan Museum was established in February, 1997 with the purpose of helping the general public gain a deeper understanding of the development and history of Korea's finance industry. The Shinhan Museum is located on the third and fourth floors of the Shinhan Bank Gwanghwamun branch in Jung-gu T

257m

Astoria Hotel

Seoul > Myeongdong

Astoria Hotel is in Chungmuro, mecca of Korean films. The hotel is close to Chungmuro Station Line and is within a 5-minute walk of the Myeong-dong area, allowing guests to enjoy the shopping cultures of Myeong-dong, Namdaemun, and Dongdaemun Markets.

50m

New Kukje Hotel

Seoul >

New Kukje Hotel has 142 guestrooms and several subsidiary facilities including a banquet hall, a men's sauna and a restaurant. Moreover, its location, in central Seoul, provides guests with easy access to heritage sites such as Deoksugung Palace and Gyeongbokgung Palace, cultural attractions such as

173m

Best Western New Seoul Hotel

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Opened in October 2001, Best Western New Seoul Hotel has 160 guestrooms and several dining, entertainment and convenience facilities such as a business center, a souvenir shop and men's sauna. It is conveniently located in central Seoul near City Hall, providing guests with easy access to shopping,

178m

Hotel President

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Hotel President is a premium hotel situated near City Hall in central Seoul, a prime location with easy access to the rest of the city. Nearby attractions include the city’s ancient palaces, Insadong, Myeongdong, Namdaemun, Dongdaemun, duty-free shops (Dongwha, Lotte), and more. The hotel f

183m

Koreana Hotel

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Koreana Hotel has been one of the top notch traveler's picks for more than 30 years, having business motto 'comfort for our customers.'The hotel is located at the Gwanghwamun fourway intersection, at the heart of Seoul, and provides 345 guest rooms. Amongst its dining facilities, the hotel boas

201m

Hotel The Plaza

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

The hotel is ideally situated in the center of Seoul, located close to many office areas, major banks, the hotel, and the city's main public transportation junctions. Namdaemun Gate and many shopping areas are not too far, making it convenient for business guests and tourists alike. Also, the hotel

205m

The Westin Chosun

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

The Westin Chosun is situated in the heart of the business and shopping center of Seoul, where the embassies, banks, and government offices are also located. In 1999 and 2003, the Westin Chosun was selected as one of the world's top 100 hotels by international financial institutional investors,

323m

Lotte Hotel Seoul

Seoul > Myeongdong

Lotte Hotel Seoul is a first class hotel located in the heart of Seoul in Sogong-dong, equipped with 1,479 rooms, 13 restaurants and bars, 16 grand conference halls and banquet halls, a Club Floor for businessmen, the best duty free shop in Asia, a fitness club, and a variety of other facilities to

326m

Hotel BonBon - Goodstay

Seoul > Myeongdong

Hotel BonBon is located in Jung-gu, Seoul only 10 seconds away from Subway Line No.2, Euljiro 1-ga station, Gate 2. All tourist attractions in the center of Seoul are within 15 minutes away by walk or subway. Especially, women’s dormitory room is operated for individual or group tourists of wo

389m

Daewoo Inn Hotel

Seoul > Seoul City Hall・Gwanghwamun

Newly furnished up, Hotel Daewoo Inn greets tourists with comfortableness and kind service. Located right next to the City Hall Station the center of tourist attraction in Seoul. You can visit Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung, Gwanghwamun, and Cheonggyecheon easily and tourists who enjoy shopping can visit

415m

Skiny-tae Aesthetic

Seoul > Myeongdong

Skiny-tae Aesthetic is designed to be unique and comfortable. The shop is decorated with cozy seating areas that cater to all five senses.

609m

Silloam Fire Pot Sauna

Seoul > Namdaemun・Seoul-Station

Located in Jungnim-ro, Jung-gu, Siloam Sauna has a convenient location to approach. The sauna uses natural Germanuim water from 300m unground that has an excellent water quality. The sauna has various various hot baths, and other subsidiary facilities for visitors.

1254m

Hana Mud Sauna for Women

Seoul > Euljiro・Chungmuro・Namsan

      Boryeong mud used in this spa is rich in minerals and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types The cheapest price you have ever seen! Must-go places in Korea! Come and experience Korean cultures! One of the popular jjimjilbang in Seou

1289m

Bourhill Esthetic

Seoul > Insadong・Jongnon

Bourhill Esthetic (est. 2005) is a professional beauty shop located in Daehangno, Seoul. Nationally recognized, certified professional therapists offer hand care, foot care, skin care, and body care treatments. The shop uses only high-end international cosmetic brand products, 80% of which are from

2652m

ARA Therapy

Seoul > Sinchon・Ewha Womans University

Ara Therapy offers excellent health care services and a cozy ambience at a reasonable price to all kinds of customers such as couples, family, and friends, regardless of age and gender. Services include foot-bathing and a free cup of healthy tea. Visitors can relieve their fatigue, listening to clas

3835m

Itaewon Land

Seoul > Itaewon・Yongsan

Itaewon Land is a 5-story jjimjilbang (Korean spa) with guest rooms available for overnight stays. Its traditional sauna, has a red clay room, flat stone room, and salt room. The water at Itaewon Land was verified by the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources and it is known as the best

3995m