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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district...
Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district of Jakarta located in Kotas. During Dutch Colonial times in the 16th century, this was the heart of the walled city. Home to attractions such as the Jakarta History Museum and many colonial buildings, this area fills up with artisans, jugglers, and tourists on the weekends.
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Fatahillah Square is Center of the Old Town, here we can find Some Museums. We can Find Fatahillah Museum, Puppet Museum, Art & Ceramic Museum and also we can see the Oldest Post... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fatahillah Square is Center of the Old Town, here we can find Some Museums. We can Find Fatahillah Museum, Puppet Museum, Art & Ceramic Museum and also we can see the Oldest Post Office. This Area we can find so many Street Food Stall, and sometime we can see Doll Seller. What can we Enjoy here? we can see the... More 

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

With the street performers and the surrounding cafes and museums, this area reminds me a lot of Dam Square. Depending on when you go , it can get quite crowded and be mindful of pickpockets. Check out Cafe Batavia and the puppet museum, both located at the perimeter of the square.

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Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This square is located in the historical area of jakarta, there is small waking street lining with souvenir shop and food hawkers making you enjoy short walk before reaching the former Battavia city hall and many historical buildings such as central post office building, bank of infonesia

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Fatahillah Square in Jakarta houses most of the museums. It is also a venue for some spectators and foreigners to tourists attractions such as Wayang Museum. It is also where you can snap a picture with your favorite cartoon characters.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The mall area gives one an idea of by gone days of greatness. You can easily go through several museums that line the square and provide a glimpse of Jakarta's late colonial era. It's worth a visit to see the old architecture, which is crumbling and quickly disappearing without a progressive preservation effort. There are a number of merchants, but... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This square is really crowded and there are so many street merchant there that block the street causing traffic jam either for car or pedestrian. I hope in the future the government would tidy this square and make it a little organized

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was a great place to bring my son to enjoy a stroll around the square while at the same time we could learn a brief history of our beloved town, Jakarta. There were so many interesting attractions by local artists, such as levitating man, Kuntilanak cosplayer, Pocong cosplayer and many other children characters cosplayers. Betawi signature food the delicious... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place was undergoing upgrading works. I hope the works can be done faster as it was really smelly when i was there in May 2015. All in all, it's a nice place for family/youngsters to gather in the evening. The replica vintage bikes looked good for photographs, but they seriously need to provide the real vintage dutch colonial hats... More 

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Jakarta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place perhaps, kind of central park, a major site for people meet up and enjoy the morning or evening. The attractions of this place are the square it self, fatahilla museum and batavia cafe. Enjoy the scenery around by renting vintage and old bikes, then going around inside the museum and seal your trip by sipping coffee at batavia... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our guide brought us here for lunch at Cafe Batavia. This charming cobblestone square harkens back to the period of Dutch colonial Indonesia. We enjoyed seeing the buildings, including the former town hall. Eating on the second story of Cafe Batavia gave us another perspective of the imposing buildings. Don't go out of your way to visit, but if you... More 

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