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Jakarta Cathedral

Jl. Kathedral No. 7-B Pasar Baru Sawah Besar, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
(021) 3519186
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Ranked #5 of 78 Attractions in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Step out of the hectic Jakarta streets into this quiet cathedral. Sit, relax and just be in absolute peace. Very well maintained. Clean restrooms and clean surrounding.

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Jakarta cathedral which is the seat of the Roman Catholic archbishop of Jakarta was consecrated in 1901 and built in typical Neo-Gothic architecture style. It is situated just opposite the Istiqlal mosque, the largest mosque in Indonesia.On entering the Cathedral i was floored on viewing the best maintained Catholic church outside of the Vatican ! This Neo Gothic cathedral has... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Interesting architecture, especially coming from the West. And it is on the other side of the Istiqlal Mosque

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

The cathedral is just behind the Istiqlal Mosque - meaning if you go to see the mosque, it makes sense to walk a little further to see the cathedral. Obviously its not going to be comparable to a cathedral in Europe - so have realistic expectations. The cathedral is also a popular venue for weddings among the IndoChinese / Indonesian... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not very interesting--just a neogothic church with some interesting inside components (pews, ceiling) made of local woods and rattan. Nothing terribly scenic inside, but it's still worth 15-20 mins of your time if you're walking around and nearby

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You will definitely be disappointed if you expect something remotely close to the great European cathedrals. It's worth a visit though.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You have time to kill. Going there just because it's included in the Jakarta Hidden Day Tour. Not worth a visit.

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Cremona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Nice place that remind you the Europe in the heart of Jakarta. Nice to see the people during the funtion.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I like this Gothic church for it's sophisticat design, the marble floor, the antique benches and it is still actively holding regular masses. The other thing is the orkel (music instrument). Don't forget, there is also a museum on the second floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I like the Cathdral. I enjoyed all the historic part of it and the way it was built. Its a must see if you visit Jakarta best time to go there is during the week when everyone is working so the traffic will be less .

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