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“A place for worship and culture”
Review of Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral
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Private Tour: Full-Day Highlights of Jakarta Tour with Lunch
Ranked #3 of 276 things to do in Jakarta
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

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.

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Reviewed May 14, 2013

This should be part of your day. It does not take very long to view this lovely old cathedral. It is the oldest cathedral in Jakarta, and directly across the street from the Istiqlal Mosque. It is an oasis of prayer and contemplation. There is also an absolutely beautifully built Grotto to Our Lady of Fatima on the grounds. It is a nice place to rest a bit and recharge your engines for the rest of your days activities.

3  Thank RobertWorldWanderer
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is quite interesting that Jakarta's only cathedral is located just across from the largest mosque in Indonesia.
The cathedral dates back to the Dutch colonial era and has a small museum upstairs. Nice quiet place of worship in this bustling city.

2  Thank Maria E
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

If comparing with all cathedral in european cities, of course is not comparable. But for me its one of the beautiful architecture in Jakarta. Its simple but still look beautiful. I love taking picture of the outer part. And in front of it is the Istiqlal mosque. They are both standing side by side in peaceful..

2  Thank LilaSepang
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

One of the most iconic site in Jakarta, classic and old but maintained good nevertheless. It has some sort of museum that only opens like 2 hours a day (around 12:00) but I have never been there. I myself is not a Catholic but I think the interior is really very churchy.

1  Thank ChatNoire89
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