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Jakarta Cathedral

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Address: Jl. Kathedral No. 7-B Pasar Baru Sawah Besar, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Phone Number: (021) 3519186
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Dutch colonial church

Peaceful located opposite the Istiqlal mosque. We were there on sunday and the cathedral with packed for sunday mass. It is a beautiful colonial church buigt by the Dutch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Peaceful located opposite the Istiqlal mosque. We were there on sunday and the cathedral with packed for sunday mass. It is a beautiful colonial church buigt by the Dutch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unlike the Istiqlal Mosque across this cathedral, everyone can enter here *only if there is no morning/evening service there* You can see the beautiful paintings and amazing artwork inside the cathedral. Feels like Vatican, somehow. Hehehe. Tips: do visit in the afternoon when the sunlight can comes in so you won't have to turn the flash on for selfie.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A bit of Vatican style and decor flashing up high to the ceiling and its aisle. Even though it isn't so peaceful like those church on the mountain, I found my self at ease praying inside the holy place. My compliment to cleaning service guys for making it spotless.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

TRAVELERS beware: the traffic in Jakarta is probably the worse in the world. But arriving here, we found a place of peace and quiet, just nice.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Jakarta Cathedral is a beaufiful church in a city and part of the world where those are hard to come by. If you have spent much time in Europe or even the US, you won't be too impressed, but if you are looking for a peaceful and beautiful cathedral in the middle of this crazy city, it is worth... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After leaving Istiqlal Mosque, we saw Jakarta Cathedral opposite the mosque. It's very big. Unfortunately, no time to visit.

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United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Hello fellow travelers,it was amazing church , i enjoyed some much inside it was very perfect in design and every thing icons for more saints, i highly recommended this church for every body who want to visit it

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Nasushiobara, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

What striked me the most is that right across the street there is the main Jakarta mosque: hence, a peaceful coexistence which in other places can only be dreamt of. The church in itself is nothing special when compared to any church in Europe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Visited with a couple of co-workers on a Sunday. The most interesting aspect to me is the setting with the cathedral and mosque next to each other. This is representative of the diverse population of jakarta.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Comparing to Istiqlal it's a masterpiece. But for Europeans that's average church, nothing special. But much better than Istiqlal.

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