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Fatahillah Square

Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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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.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good47%
  • Average31%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 622 16915531
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great place to relax, see people and photographing. Not many tourists (nov 2017). However not to many interesting places nearby unless you want to soak up the local atmosphere.

Thank Alf S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Fatahillah square has several museums—wayang museum, historical museum, ceramic museum. A few meters away are the money museums. On one side, there’s a small souvenir shop where one can get items at reasonable prices. We love the wayang museum and we were lucky that...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an square with old Dutch colonial buildings and it's well maintained. There are multiple museums around the square. For a good old impression have at least a drink at the Batavia Cafe on the corner. I spend at least half my time on the...More

Thank YSchreut
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Simply average, crappy street artists, negligent visitors threw their garbage all over the places, I can't believe how lousy this place is. Pemda DKI could do better than this! Semoga bapak/ibu pejabat berwenang cepat tanggap membenahi "berlian dalam lumpur" ini.

Thank DodyC
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The Fatahilla Square is a must when you visit Jakarta. The square is dominated by one side by the ' KantorPos ' and The Batavia Café on the other side . Always activities in / on and around the square . You can look for...More

1  Thank Hubert G
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I went there on a public holiday, lots of happy people around. Gives you a whiff of what Batavia used to be like in olden days.

1  Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Yes, it's a square. People ride on colorful bicycles over it. Other people standing around or walking through it. No idea what to see here that can't be seen on a picture from Google Images.

1  Thank MaxeMustermann
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's good place to visit - enjoy walk around buildings and explore local life. Be mindful when it rains (make sure to have your umbrella).

1  Thank Jakub J
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Fatihillah Square on a Sunday and found it very busy bustling with locals. Many artists display their work and offer henna painting, silhouette drawings etc. Moved on to the main road nearby and found many street vendors selling clothes, trainers, bags, personalized gifts, food,...More

1  Thank Kat J
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Tourists and locals alike come and many of them are seen having a grand time riding the colorful bikes for rent. We were there mid morning and it wasn't too crowded.

Thank nriemen
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31 August 2015|
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Response from Rizky W |
Weekend is always the best time, perhaps some time starting 9 am before the sun is high (the street performers are there all day but it's hard too enjoy if the sun is right on top of your head).
17 August 2015|
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Response from buddhika w | Reviewed this property |
sorry i have no idea as i went on a morning.but b carefull with your belongings