Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul will begin offering tours in Spanish starting this week. The tours will be conducted every Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to the Cultural Heritage Administration.Among four major palaces in Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace is the first site to provide the Spanish service regularly. Admission to the palace is W3,000 for adults but the guided tours are free of charge (US$1=W1,291).
The palace also offers tours in English, Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian and Vietnamese. The Spanish-language program aims to provide information about the history and culture of the palace to a wider audience.