April 19th National Cemetery (국립4.19민주묘지)
- Zip Code : 01009
- Phone number : +82-2-996-0419
- Homepage :419.mpva.go.kr
- Address : 17, 4.19-ro 8-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul
- Driving directions : [Bus]
Take Gangbuk Bus No. 01, 104, or 1119 and get off at April 19th National Cemetery Bus Stop.
Walk for approx. 80 m.
Located at the foot of Bukhansan Mountain, the April 19th National Cemetery was established in memory of the 224 people who lost their lives during the 4.19 Revolution in 1960. The cemetery features a memorial hall and a traditional wooden structure that houses the grave of historic figure Yu Yeongbong.
At the cemetery is a pond surrounded by sculptures such as "Symbolic Door," "Roots of Democracy," and "Sparks of Justice" and a memorial tower bearing an inscription for the brave patriots who lost their lives during the revolution. Groves of pine, juniper, yew, and maple trees along with the well-kept hiking path add a natural charm to the overwhelming ambience of peace and serenity. Many people visit to see the spring blossoms in May, and throughout the year to take in the glorious scene of the sunset over Bukhansan Mountain.
- Contact and Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-996-0419
- Day off : [Cemetery] N/A (Open all year round)
[Memorial Hall] Mondays (closed next day if Monday is a public holiday)
- Experience guide :
- Parking facilities : Available
- Admission Fees
- Available Facilities
4.19 Revolution Memorial, memorial monument, memorial altar, exhibition hall, walking path, etc.
- Exhibition hall
1F: Exhibition on background and unfolding of 4.19 Revolution
2F: Exhibition of historical artifacts from the 4.19 Revolution
- Theater seminar room