Jakarta Cathedral
Jakarta Cathedral
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  • roamas
    Sydney, Australia757 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely cool spot to visit
    A beautiful cathedral opposite the mosque. There was a wedding taking place but we were allowed to have a look inside. Walking around the back there’s a small free museum housing interesting Catholic artefacts. In the adjoining courtyard there’s photo effigies of the pope and cardinal which make for fun photos!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Nirav G
    Mumbai, India930 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful gigantic Cathedral
    Stumbled upon this beautiful cathedral in Jakarta while was walking from the Gedung Pos Ibukota. Luckily it was open was could visit it from the inside as well. Such mesmerising architecture and the sheer size of the cathedral. It was so peaceful inside and it felt like I should just sit there for some more time. Would highly recommend visiting this cathedral when in Jakarta.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Zsuzsa.Guide
    Targu Secuiesc, Romania695 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice
    In the opposite of Istiklal Mosque in Jakarta tourists can visit the catedral. Admire the gothic style and enjoy the view of seeing a mosque & a cathedral nearby. This shows the respect of indonesian people for all cultures and religions.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 19, 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia8,193 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Symbolises Indonesia's philosophy of unity in diversity.
    We were looking forward to our visit only to discover that barriers were erected across the aisles at the rear pews and no artificial lighting through the nave. Took a long distant photo of the altar and a few plaques and statues at the rear. The building is neo-Gothic style with distinctive white spires extending over the front of the building. The Cathedral dates to 1901, replacing an earlier structure from 1829 that collapses in 1890.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • Marita1951
    Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunday Mass at the Jakarta Catholic Cathedral.
    I am not a regular church goer, but my sister attends Mass every week. We took a luxury taxi from the Mandarin Oriental and it cost less than $20 Aus. It took about 30 minutes to get there. Coming back, we took a Blue Bird taxi and it was only $10 Aus. The experience was wonderful. The inside and outside of the cathedral was packed, hundreds of people everywhere. The choir led the singing and it was lovely. The men and women who assisted with communion wore white robes with large purple satin collars (maybe purple for Lent). After communion all the children arrive. Ages ranged from newborn babies to young teenagers, accompanied by parents if very young. They go to the priest for a blessing. It was very sweet. The Cathedral is beautiful. I loved the stained glass windows. We also popped into St Teresa’s Church near Sarinah Mall on another day. We were welcomed by lovely people who were ushering people who had come for reconciliation. We declined. There is a school attached and I loved the girls pretty uniforms, very different and much more stylish. The boys wore shirts of the same fabric.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 19, 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were looking forward to our visit only to discover that barriers were erected across the aisles at the rear pews and no artificial lighting through the nave. Took a long distant photo of the altar and a few plaques and statues at the rear. The building is neo-Gothic style with distinctive white spires extending over the front of the building. The Cathedral dates to 1901, replacing an earlier structure from 1829 that collapses in 1890.
Written December 27, 2023
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Hagia dyah
Jakarta, Indonesia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Been here last time on february. Wearing mask is a must or security will not allow to come in.
We can come inside but there is limited access. There is fence inside so visitor cant walking close to aisle.
This is art deco style and classic neo gothic style. Typical like similar church in europe.
Beautiful.
Written February 11, 2023
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Marita1951
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I am not a regular church goer, but my sister attends Mass every week. We took a luxury taxi from the Mandarin Oriental and it cost less than $20 Aus. It took about 30 minutes to get there. Coming back, we took a Blue Bird taxi and it was only $10 Aus.

The experience was wonderful. The inside and outside of the cathedral was packed, hundreds of people everywhere. The choir led the singing and it was lovely. The men and women who assisted with communion wore white robes with large purple satin collars (maybe purple for Lent). After communion all the children arrive. Ages ranged from newborn babies to young teenagers, accompanied by parents if very young. They go to the priest for a blessing. It was very sweet.

The Cathedral is beautiful. I loved the stained glass windows.

We also popped into St Teresa’s Church near Sarinah Mall on another day. We were welcomed by lovely people who were ushering people who had come for reconciliation. We declined. There is a school attached and I loved the girls pretty uniforms, very different and much more stylish. The boys wore shirts of the same fabric.
Written March 19, 2024
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roamas
Sydney, Australia757 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
A beautiful cathedral opposite the mosque. There was a wedding taking place but we were allowed to have a look inside. Walking around the back there’s a small free museum housing interesting Catholic artefacts. In the adjoining courtyard there’s photo effigies of the pope and cardinal which make for fun photos!
Written July 1, 2023
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a better visit than the mosque across the street. Visitors cannot go all the way to the altar unless a service is scheduled close to your visit time. Also, there is a museum dedicated to this cathedral on its premises. John Paul II visited this place apparently.
Written April 24, 2023
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Nirav G
Mumbai, India930 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Stumbled upon this beautiful cathedral in Jakarta while was walking from the Gedung Pos Ibukota.
Luckily it was open was could visit it from the inside as well.
Such mesmerising architecture and the sheer size of the cathedral.
It was so peaceful inside and it felt like I should just sit there for some more time.

Would highly recommend visiting this cathedral when in Jakarta.
Written August 17, 2023
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Jim
314 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Jakarta Cathedral is next to other tourist attractions such as Istiklal Mosque and National Monument. So it is very easy to plan a trip to the Cathedral. However, there is no guided tour of the Cathedral. And the Cathedral itself isn’t that special. If you are short on time, this is an attraction that you can safely skip.
Written February 9, 2024
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Zsuzsa.Guide
Targu Secuiesc, Romania695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
In the opposite of Istiklal Mosque in Jakarta tourists can visit the catedral. Admire the gothic style and enjoy the view of seeing a mosque & a cathedral nearby. This shows the respect of indonesian people for all cultures and religions.
Written August 20, 2023
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Georgio Valentino Rayala
Hyderabad, India16,782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
It is located just opposite to the Isthiqlal mosque and I visited it after visiting the mosque. The building looks huge with it's three spires and built in the neo-gothic style from Europe. It contains the throne of the Bishop so it is called a cathedral. It is dedicated to Lady Mary so there is a statue of her in the center of the altar.

I sat there praying for 5 minutes and then explored the building. It has an amazing nave. There is also a very old pipe organ inside the building. There are different statues of Virgin Mary along with Jesus and also "Statue of Pieta", which is Mother Mary holding the body of Jesus after crucifixion. Also there is a beautiful garden surrounding this place.
Written April 19, 2019
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ChokseyS
Ahmedabad, India253 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Business
If one visits Mosque then he must not miss a visit to this Cathedral which is just across the Mosque. Considering the age of the structure, it has been very well maintained.
Written February 10, 2016
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