Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral
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Krisha gunaratnam
Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Solo
This Gorgeous Jakarta Cathedral is located at Jakarta, Indonesia. It is one of the best peaceful place you can find. It's much worth to travel there. One of the must place to visit in Jakarta.

There is no entry fee...... Obviously because this is church.

Candles are free, you can light as much as candles as you can. But, the flowers has prices ranging from 10,000 IDR, which is not even $1. Photographies are allowed.

Note: The museum in the church won't open sometimes. So don't visit just for the museum.

Transport:
The easiest way to destined this place is through busway facility. The stop is called "Juanda". The central part of all busway connector is called "Harmoni", from Harmoni getting on Juanda is very easy.

Benefits:
It is "two in one" best visit, because opposite to it. There is a largest mosque in South east asia called "Istiqlal mosque".
Written February 12, 2020
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,608 contributions
Dec 2019
Entrance not easily located at first, but enter next to any of the vehicle entry/exit gates. There is a registration desk which you must show ID, they make a copy, immediately return your ID to you and issue you a visitor badge. The cathedral has an amazing array of Gothic architecture. The entire ceiling is comprised of wood. There are sculptures, paintings, stained glass windows, pipe organs at the side (most churches I’ve visited have had the organs at the front or rear of the church). The benches are made of wood and wicker. A visit is certainly recommended.
Written February 2, 2020
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Georgio Valentino Rayala
Hyderabad, India17,202 contributions
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, India124 contributions
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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28BSK
Brisbane, Australia581 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
The cathedral is not that big but it is very peaceful inside. You can stay here to contemplate and pray, or light a candle.
Written January 24, 2015
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takemegalaxy
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia200 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
The Katedral Jakarta (Jakarta Cathedral or The Church of Our Lady of Assumption) is a beautiful Victorian Gothic cathedral built by the Dutch in Central Jakarta in 1901. Each stained glass pane is unlike the others, though admittedly rather simple. There's a pieta in the back corner in front of which some people sit for a quiet moment. The altar is small relative to the size of the front area - many Churches have towering altars but the one here is only about 20 feet tall. Admittedly not as grand or intricate as other Churches in the Southeast Asian region, but even if you're not Catholic, it's worth a short visit to take photos of the nicely preserved exterior and interiors.

We also had the pleasure of attending service here during our visit. Unfortunately, all the Masses are held in Bahasa, which means we did not understand anything and had to go by our knowledge of the Mass.
Written June 23, 2014
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BryantYudhistira
Jakarta, Indonesia174 contributions
Dec 2011
I think this is one of the oldest church in Indonesia. The building so classy & beautiful. Unfortunately, this church dont has AC. So it will be quiet hot for mass during sunny season.
Written July 20, 2012
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Theodorus J
Cikarang, Indonesia35 contributions
Dec 2012
Jakarta Cathedral is perhaps one of must see places for culture enthusiasts visiting Jakarta. Unlike many other cultural heritages of Jakarta, the Cathedral is well kept thanks to its status as an active site for worship. For pilgrims, the Cathedral offers unique experience of solemnity accompanied with sounds of chirping from sparrows that often enter the Cathedral hall making the building feels more 'organic' and in tune with nature, something that is not often associated with Gothic-style churches such as this. Visiting the Cathedral is not something only recommended to the Catholics because visitors can catch a glimpse of Indonesian old era as the Cathedral has become witness of Indonesian development and turmoil from the late colonial age through the revolutionary activities that take place around the area to modern times. However, visitors might end up missing the best part of the Cathedral that is the museum because the lack of sufficient signs that lead to the museum. No wonder there are many local Catholics who are not even aware to the fact that there's a museum in the Cathedral. All in all, the Cathedral is an interesting place to visit not only to seek private spiritual time for believers but also a place to learn about the history of Indonesian Catholics in particular and also Indonesian inter-religious culture in general.
Written May 16, 2013
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destinador
Washington DC, DC72 contributions
Feb 2013 • Business
The Jakarta Cathedral is a legacy of 400 years of Dutch rule.With the spires of the two steeples gone, the Indonesians have cleverly built some metal structures to simulate the real stuff.

Right across the street from the Istiqlal Mosque, the cathedral stands as a tribute to Indonesia's cultural diversity, social harmony, and religious tolerance.
Written February 25, 2013
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Mousy1
Perth61 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
This is an absolutely beautiful and elegant building located in the sight seeing district near Merdeka Square (Lapangan Merdeka). The present church is the one rebuilt around 1891 to 1901.The metal spires can be seen from several kilometres away. The neo-gothic style architecture creates perfect photo opportunities. Having said that, I was quite dismayed to see the lack of respect show by those choosing to photograph the inside of the church while I was visiting. People were standing on pews, sitting on the alter, lounging in the blessing bowls. I am not religious but I think all places of worship deserve to be respected. There is plenty of information located around the church informing you of its history. The building is divided into two stories with the ground floor dedicated to masses and religious events, while the second floor, originally designed to hold the choir, hosts a small religious museum.
Written August 21, 2012
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