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Hongdae (Hongik University Street)

홍대

  • +82-2-3153-8363
Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 마포구 어울마당로 일대)

Hongdae is a neighborhood known for its youthful and romantic ambience, underground culture, and freedom of self-expression. Unique cafes, cozy galleries, accessory stores, fashion shops, live cafés and clubs, art markets, and gourmet eateries make this a popular hang-out for local youth and a fascinating place to walk around.

Also in this same area is the ‘Ballerina Who Loved A B-boy’ theater and other theaters dedicated to the art of b-boy dance. Another big draw of Hongdae is the weekend ‘Free market,’ (1pm to 6pm) where artists gather each week to display and sell their handmade crafts and accessories. During this period, there is usually a variety of open-air concerts and events as well.

These unique places plus the cultural events, street performances, and festivals held here make Hongdae an area that is always packed with people and excitement. Special streets such as ateliers’ street (lined with private institutions for art students preparing for university entrance exams), Picasso’s Street, and Club Street are also must-go places if you’re hoping to fully experience the Hongdae area.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3153-8363

・Closed : N/A (Open all year round)

Shopping Information

Flea Market ('Hongdae Free Market')

Schedule: Every Saturday (March-November) / 13:00-18:00
Venue: Hongik Children's Park
Directions:
Hongik University Station (Subway Line 2, Gyeongui-Jungang, AREX), Exit 9.
Go 150m straight, and cross the street.
Turn left, and go 500m straight towards Hongik University.
Turn right to arrive at Hongik Children's Park.
Programs: Handicraft exhibitions and sales, indie music/mimes/performances, art workshops, street portraits & caricatures
Website: www.freemarket.or.kr (Korean, English)
Inquiries: +82-2-325-8553

*Note: the event time and details are subject to change without notice, please check to confirm the details from the official website before visiting.

Access

[Subway]
Hongik University Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, Gyeongui-Jungang, AREX), Exit 8 or 9.

Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line K Hongik Univ. (홍대입구)- 166.7m
  • Subway Line A Hongik Univ. (홍대입구)- 166.7m
  • Subway Line 2 Hongik Univ. (홍대입구)- 166.7m

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