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Address: Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 622 16915531
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Fatahillah Square, also known as Old Batavia, is the historical district of...

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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Street food!

Fatahillah square is much better, organised, and cleaner if you compare it to few years ago. Now, they have this on alley where you can find many interesting street food. I love... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fatahillah square is much better, organised, and cleaner if you compare it to few years ago. Now, they have this on alley where you can find many interesting street food. I love to come here to get "kerak telor". It's an iconic egg snack from Jakarta. You should try it. Don't expect high quality, hygienic food here, cause you won't... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here on a Sunday. A lot of the local people had apparently never seen a foreigner here before, and wanted to take pictures with me! It was hilarious and a heart warming experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a big square surrounded by other attractions such as museums, restaurants and cafes, street vendors and performers, colorful bikes for hire, etc. Note that this Square is located in old town areas of Batavia. Take the Free Tourist Bus that stops here. Enjoy your visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to be known as Batavia square, a large open space usually crowded on holidays flanked by museums on two sides and also a very good restaurant

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All places in Jakarta are crowded but this looked like the most crowded one. Al the museums and photo opportunity spots at one place. There are a couple of cafe's as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

in saturday and sunday, it will be full of visitors. best time to visit fatahillah square maybe monday to saturday in the afternon. lots of old colonial style building around this square. dont forget to try local culinary snack, called "kerak telor" or rice and egg cracker. its delicious.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a wonderful place for people watching, sampling street food or simply wandering the markets. Westerners are often stopped by students wishing to interview them for English classes. Be careful with belongings. Can view the sqaure from the comfort of a window seat within Batavia Cafe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If it's your first time in Jakarta and you don't know when you will visit this city again, you should come to this square! Maybe this square is not clean or good like in your country, but if you want to know more about jakarta, the history and how the "common" people do their daily activities, you will find it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The icon of old town Jakarta where many of the old surrounding buildings are under revitalization projects. Afternoon time might be a better time to visit to avoid hot weather of Jakarta.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hour relaxing watching people cycle across the square. Good atmosphere lots of people taking pictures, nice to buy a cold drink, sit down and watch the world go past.

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