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Jakarta Cathedral

Jl. Kathedral No. 7-B Pasar Baru Sawah Besar, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
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Ranked #5 of 79 Attractions in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

The cathedral is very beautiful on the outside, the structure and colors are amazing. On the inside is big but the decoration and details are average, i've seen better

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

as I walked into this place a sense of calm came over me straight away. I sat there for around 20mins thinking of my past and my family. Made it even special being in the biggest Muslim populated country in the world

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Jakarta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I studied in Sancta Ursula, both middle and high schools, so every morning I went to this church. I really love this historical building. I can feel the romance in the past just by walking to its pavings in the parking lot. And the interior so oh beautiful. Not to forget the museum in upstairs. There's no air conditioner inside,... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Anyone who has done the Cathedral tours of Europe would be happy to come in for a look.In a dominant Muslim society and right opposite the unbelievably large Mosque opposite, it a Cathedral that wouldnt be out of place in a Catholic City.. Surprisingly cool inside, peaceful and well maintained..you don't often see a building like this with palm trees... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Was there twice as I attended Good Friday and Easter Sunday mass during my travels to Jakarta. The oldest Cathedral in Jakarta, it has beautiful neo-gothic architecture that's so breathtaking. There was a big crowd during Good Friday period and seating was extended outside of the church where they had tv for projection. Besides the beautiful architecture, the mass was... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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

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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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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