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Garosugil | Europe in Seoul

November 9, 2010

Sometimes referred to as “Europe in Seoul,” Garosugil is a trendy tree-lined street with plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The half-kilometer promenade located just south of the Han River is fast becoming one of Seoul’s most popular weekend hideouts.

Though its rising appeal has inevitably led to considerable modern development in recent months, there are plenty of places along the strip that still retain their charm.

With all the foreign cuisine, bookshops specializing in art and design, and nifty clothing boutiques, Garosugil is a pleasant alternative to the pricier neighborhoods of Apgujeong and Cheongdam.

Getting there: Take subway Line 3 to Sinsa Station. Get out at exit 8 and walk straight (approx. 800 meters). Turn left at J-Tower, that tall glass building three blocks down. Alternatively, Garosugil can be accessed from Apgujeong Station (subway Line 3). Get out at exit #5 and walk for about 15 minutes. Turn left at Kraze Burger restaurant.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2011 18:27

    P.S. Please, can you write Garosugil and Serosugil with hangul characters?

  2. March 3, 2011 18:19

    I will make sure to go there in April :) Thanks for the info.

  3. November 11, 2010 14:08

    Thanks for that! :)

    I know of a few wine bars and nice cafes around Serosugil but there’s plenty more I’m sure that are worth discovering.

  4. November 11, 2010 14:03

    I remember reading an newspaper article that mentioned Serosugil as new booming place that would substitute the old (philosophically, maybe) Garosugil, which is now having more of shops that is related to big companies, not small businesses armed with creativity and daringness.

    Because I live bit far from Garosugil, I hadn’t been there a lot, but I think it Serosugil would be another good place for you to visit. Though you may need someone’s advice since good spots may be well hidden.

    Thanks for taking nice photos of my country. :)

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