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The Red House 西門紅樓

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Wednesday: 11:00 – 21:30




The Red House was constructed in 1908 by Japanese architect Kondo Juro, which was the first government-built public market in Taiwan and also the most well-preserved Class III historic building in the nation. The Red House consists of “Bagua" shaped Octagonal Display Hall as the grand entrance for it’s meaning— people visiting from all around the world, a characteristic Cruciform Building as main construction and adjacent South and North squares.

The Red House has been through few functions, shifted from public market, bookstore, cinema, to a theatre. More than a decade has passed since 2007 when Department of Cultural Affairs entrusted Taipei Culture Foundation to manage The Red House as a platform to promote Cultural and Creative Industry in the goal of reviving Ximending’s community. After gathering years of cultural and creative energies, Ximending is now considered as the most iconic location of Cultural and Creative Industry in not only Taipei, but all around Taiwan.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 10, Chengdu Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 11:00 – 21:30
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 11:00 – 21:30
Wednesday: 11:00 – 21:30
Thursday: 11:00 – 21:30
Friday: 11:00 – 22:00
Saturday: 11:00 – 22:00


Weekend Market Opening Hour
Saturday 14:00-22:00
Sunday 14:00-21:30

Services & Facilities

  • Accessibility for the Disabled
  • DIY
  • Venue rental
  • Dinning
  • Shopping
  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service


Nearby MRT

G Songshan-Xindian Line Ximen

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TripAdvisor Reviews

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  3. 475 Average
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  5. 418 Excellent

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  1. 374 Families
  2. 346 Couples
  3. 264 Solo
  4. 48 Business
  5. 378 Friends
  • JeniseL_12

    Traveler type:


    Tastefully restored


    Everything to love in this trendy part of Taipei. The building is gorgeous. It has trendy shops, a cafe. Definitely worth a look. Support the local artisans too.
  • lsg181

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Iconic building a must to photo and post


    The iconic red bricks building is a must for tourist to photo and post. The stores are mostly artisan hand crafts. Food outlets and shopping arcades surround the building is worth taking a look too.
  • 876rayt

    Sendai, Japan

    Traveler type:


    1 week in Taipe


    We went here by pure accident! I wanted to check out the H&M flagship store of Taipe. This area is like Times Square NYC! Also the gay area of Taipe. Many restaurants and shops, colorful, lively and exciting. Worth visiting! Inside the redbrick building are a bunch of local artists selling their craft. I bought a cool ceramic plate. They also have a rainbow painted on the street. Many people line up to take photos. The rainbow is right in front of H&M
  • adventurerVan


    Monday Morning while heading to North


    This place is near the Ximen station, so while on our way from our hotel, we take a quick stop in front of this Red House to take photos. It's still early so few people are passing by and it's still close. It's a good time to have a snaps in this place.
  • scalopages

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Local arts and restaurants


    Old historic building which has been turned into art shopping center, surrounding by many restanrants.

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