City Hall station (Seoul)

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City Hall Station
Station Platform (Line 2)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSicheongyeok
General information
LocationTaepyeongno 1-ga 31,
Jung-gu, Seoul
Coordinates37°33′53″N 126°58′37″E / 37.56472°N 126.97694°E / 37.56472; 126.97694Coordinates: 37°33′53″N 126°58′37″E / 37.56472°N 126.97694°E / 37.56472; 126.97694
Operated bySeoul Metro
Line(s)     Line 1
     Line 2
Structure typeUnderground
Key dates
August 15, 1974     Line 1 opened
May 22, 1984     Line 2 opened
Passengers(Daily) Based on Jan–Dec of 2012
Line 1: 44,594[1]
Line 2: 51,185[1]

City Hall Station is a station on Seoul Subway lines 1 (Blue Line) and 2 (Green Line). As its name suggests, Seoul City Hall is located right next to the station. Deoksugung, a historic palace of the Joseon dynasty, is on the other side of the boulevard named Taepyeongno.


Seoul Museum of Art is also nearby. The museum has hosted many special exhibitions, including those of the works of van Gogh, Monet, and René Magritte.[2] The head offices of three daily newspapers, The Chosun Ilbo, The Dong-a Ilbo and Kyunghyang Shinmun, are near the city hall. Seoul Plaza Hotel is located across from the city hall.



  1. ^ a b Monthly Number of Passengers between Subway Stations Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Korea Transportation Database, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-15.
  2. ^ Official homepage of Seoul Museum of ART "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-02-06. Retrieved 2008-01-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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