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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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 was the centerpiece of Old Batavia. The road leading to the square is blocked off and amusing activities thrive. Street performers, food and souvenir stalls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fatahillah Square was the centerpiece of Old Batavia. The road leading to the square is blocked off and amusing activities thrive. Street performers, food and souvenir stalls liven up the area. Colourful bicycles with matching sun hats line up the corners of the place. Try bakso noodles and other betawi snacks to complete the experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is good place for hangout, especially at night.. Usually there is attraction around this area at night..

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Taman fatahillah is one of Kota Tua area. What i like in Taman Fatahillah are you can taste traditional betawinese beverage and food with reasonable price and feeling of old past. I never been bored being here. The best time visiting is at evening and night-my recommendation

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colombo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

we were taken to the place as it was in the oneday tour.nothing to see there at all.just walk here and there and mindfull of money asking people who comes around you

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Jakarta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I always pass this square in my routine route, but only few times dropped by. The square always full of people sitting around : enjoying the crowd or hanging around with friends. It usually so hot in the afternoon and you may look for some tree shadow or umbrella kiosk to avoid the sunlight. But is is quite comfy in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A public space in the middle of four attractions at old town. Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum, Fine Arts and Ceramic Museum, and Cafe Batavia. We came here on Sunday plus there's Vesakh event so it's very crowded. Here people can rent an oldies bike, take a pic with mime street performer dressed like warrior, ghost, or cartoon character. Many... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Fatahillah Square well know by most people from jakarta and around jakarta as Gathering place night and day, with 24 hours life happening, the organizer know how to pampering the visitor night and day, located just next to the Fatahillah museum as one of the famous spot in jakarta with their collection from colonials era as well as as the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You Can MJ , Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse..many of them there for photoshot. Tips the artist into the bin in front of them. you can cycle , people play music and Live band set up for evening show. If you free in Jakarta say 4pm , please come here enjoy the atmosphere and lively Jakarta.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I enjoyed my visit here on a weekend. It was full to the brim with locals enjoying a day out in the sunshine. There are food and drink vendors, at least one restaurant and the stately old town hall, post office, puppet museum and fine art gallery all in one place. I took lots of photos, mostly of the people... More 

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Markham, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you think Jakarta is just a mess of unaffordable shopping malls and crazy traffic....well you're almost correct. But Fatahilla Square, which forms the main part of Old Town Jakarta/Batavia, is worth a visit. It's where both locals and tourists mingle. You'll see an absolute chaotic throng of locals buying and selling goods, wearing scary outfits for photograph opportunities, and... More 

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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Java  >  Jakarta

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