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  • Marronnier Park

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    Marronnier Park was created on the remaining site of Seoul National University College of Law after it relocated to Gwanak-gu in 1975. It is famous as a park frequented by street artists, mainly art school students, to comfortably work on creating their artworks.

    It attracts not only artists of visual arts, but also performing arts as there is an open-air outdoor venue for performances. Prior to social distancing, there was also an active busking scene with free street performance shows.

    Unlike other parks in the vicinity of Daehak-ro, Marronnier Park remains as a much-loved park of the arts and culture for many dream-filled and romantic visitors as it is home to ARKO Arts Theater, Parangsae Theater, Comedy Art Hall, and Dongsoong Art Center.

    Visitors on their way to these theaters are delightfully greeted by lush ginkgo trees that cover the park yellow especially in autumn. Perhaps it’s because autumn is often called the “season of culture” that many people visit Marronnier Park around this time of the year.

    Come visit Marronnier Park this autumn, and you will most certainly feel the romance in the air ensconced in nature with the arts and culture.

    Address: 104, Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

    Entrance to ARKO Arts Theater in Marronnier Park under the ginkgo trees

    Installation art piece in Marronnier Park

    A wide angle shot of the entrance to ARKO Arts Theater in Marronnier Park

    Marronnier Park visitors enjoying coffee at Mauritius Brown

    A wide angle shot of Marronnier Park’s autumn foliage

    Two women sitting on a bench enjoying Marronnier Park’s autumn foliage

    A nude sculpture of two women in front of ARKO Arts Theater in Marronnier Park

    A statue of independence activist Kim Sang-ok in front of ARKO Arts Theater in Marronnier Park

    Marronnier Park visitors taking rest at the open-air outdoor performance venue

    International directional signs installed in Marronnier Park

    A pond and water fountain under lush autumn trees

    Marronnier Park visitors walking under the ginkgo trees’ autumn foliage

    Marronnier Park visitors sitting on benches under the ginkgo tree’s autumn foliage

    Marronnier Park visitors shot from a distance

    Passersby and ARKO Arts Theater in Marronnier Park