Gedung Sate

Gedung Sate, Bandung: Address, Phone Number, Gedung Sate Reviews: 4/5

About
A landmark building that now serves as the governor's office.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.0
523 reviews
Excellent
143
Very good
238
Average
128
Poor
9
Terrible
5

ChrisThomasTravels
Ossining, NY543 contributions
Fine for a picture
Dec 2019
I concur with previous reviewers. This attraction is fine for a fast photo opp, but not much else. A beautiful building, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.
Written November 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

christinelovelyred
Manila, Philippines22 contributions
Done within 10 minutes!
Feb 2020 • Couples
In visiting Gedung Sate, take a picture of the whole building in front then ask the guards for the way going to the Gedung Sate Museum.

The building facade looks nice in picture but you wouldn't be able to get inside and take a look of the historical buding.

The museum is modernized and it's quite small that we finished our tour in 10 minutes. You can book your tickets online but I think if it's off peak season you can just go directly to the museum and pay your tickets there. One person costs only 5,000 Indonesian rupiah.

There's also a cafe inside. We enjoyed their coffee, pastries and staff better than the museum itself.

The Geology museum is also nearby. 5-10minute walk. I suggest you visit it first because it closes at 2pm while the Gedung Sate museum closes at 4pm.
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cipuy402
Jakarta, Indonesia11 contributions
Gedubg Sate Museum
Dec 2019 • Friends
this museum is a must as it offers info on the building as well as Bandung' history. one can also see and learn how the dutch built this beautiful building. if you are lucky you can also go to the 2nd and top floor. A coffee shop is also avail.
Written December 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sbtaeter
Berlin, Germany88 contributions
We loved our time here
Oct 2019
What an interesting building - seat of West Java's Governor, Museum, Cafe and symbol of the past colonial times all in once. This building should not be missed during your stay in Jakarta. You can learn more about Java's past in the museum on the ground floor and can sip a very tasty Javanese coffee in the cafe right after the entrance.
As we were traveling with one of my friends, who used to work here, we got a bit more of insight into the building's past and it's use nowadays. I would therefore recommend trying to go with a guide, but there are none available just outside, as it is generally a governmental building. Guide or not - make sure you visit.
Written October 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Frank H
Kailua, HI321 contributions
Cool little museum in the basement of a historic building
Sep 2019
This museum takes you through the history of Indonesia including its industries and struggle for liberation, but it also includes some cool technology like augmented reality experiences. The guides are very knowledgeable. The exhibits are in Bahasa and English. Interesting film on Indonesian independence, though the English subtitles are hard to read.
Written September 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Br14n 1m4g3s
Batu, Indonesia1,072 contributions
Magnificent building with Indo-European architectural style
Aug 2019
This Indo-European architectural style building always seems to be crowded on weekdays and holidays, because it is the center of West Java government as well as the most interesting icon to visit. Surrounded by neatly arranged gardens, the building overlooking Mount Tangkuban Perahu stands majestically equipped with the Gedung Sate Tower. Don't forget to visit the museum behind the Gedung Sate, to learn more about the history of this building #batulocalguides #letsguide
Written August 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

martijnfromholland
Utrecht, The Netherlands249 contributions
Worth to visit Gedung Sate
Jul 2019
It is worth visiting this neoclassical architecture building that was designed in the colonial era by Dutch architect J. Gerber in 1920. We combined our visit with a visit to the Geological Museum (Museum Geologi), that is very close to Gedung Sate.
Written August 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mostlyharmless
Singapore, Singapore1,184 contributions
Distinctive but only passed by
May 2019 • Couples
Didn't make the museum, but passed by to have a photo of the distinctive architecture. Other than that, because we couldn't go in, there really wasn't very much else to explore.
Written June 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rahma Kusuma
Jakarta, Indonesia10 contributions
Pasar Kaget
Apr 2019 • Friends
Visit on Sunday morning (9am) where it will get much crowded. There will be lots of people selling cheap goods. If you wanna buy clothes, be careful because sometimes they sell rejected products too. Avoid the area on sunday morning if you're not gonna visit because cars will be hard to pass.
Written April 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

YusufKS
Jakarta, Indonesia156 contributions
Iconic and Most Popular Place in Bandung
Sep 2018 • Solo
Gedung Sate is an iconic and Most Popular Place in Bandung, so when I go to Bandung, this place should be visited and I wanna see & know why the place so popular.

The architecture style is New Indies Style combine with Netherlands Rationalism and incorporating native Indonesian elements. The building is beautiful and quite unique, because there's tusuk sate (skewer satay) on the top of central roof, that's why this building is named as Gedung Sate (Satay Building).

This place is a government building now, so we can't go explore more inside the building. There are even some places outside that cannot be approached too close, if we get closer, we will be asked to stay away by a guard or officer. Too bad.

Another interesting thing about this place is when we visit it on Sunday, this place will be crowded by people. Bandung people usually gather here outside the building on Sunday for morning exercise, gymnastics, or recreation. It's very nice to see local activity like that.
Written February 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 196
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Gedung Sate

We recommend booking Gedung Sate tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 10 Gedung Sate tours on Tripadvisor