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Jakarta Cathedral

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Neighbourhood: Sawah Besar
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Address: Jl. Kathedral no. 7-B | Pasar Baru, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
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+62 21 3519186
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Imposing and powerful

The cathedral is physically imposing with its twin spires and intricate masonry works. It is quite a sight to behold. Nevertheless, apart from the physical aspect, the cathedral... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The cathedral is physically imposing with its twin spires and intricate masonry works. It is quite a sight to behold. Nevertheless, apart from the physical aspect, the cathedral, together with the Istiqlal Mosque, which is just across the road from where the cathedral is located, stands as powerful symbols of religious tolerance and co-existence. I was told by my guide,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The architecture of this cathedral is great and it looks beautiful from the outside. It is located just in front of the Istiqlal Mosque.

Thank Alejandro M
Petaling Jaya, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it was such a beautiful building . i go there with my friend during his sight seeing trip to jakarta

Thank Stephanie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great building, great surroundings, a peace place where i always go every Sunday morning to pray...inside the church, you can see an old orgel...so beautiful...

Thank monica s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not as amazing as european or american cathedrals, but it has its attraction because of the place it was builded. Curious thing: atrium is used as a parking lot.

Thank Jorge Luis H
Coral Gables, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came into port and hired a private car to see the national monument, cathedral and mosque as we had limited time and the traffic was terrible. The cathedral is worth a look.

Thank David B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this religious place has nice architecture and very interesting history which you can read online prior to your visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I went to see it as part of a sightseeing tour and it was a lovely sight, they were having a ceremony at the time I went so I couldn't see much of the inside but it's definitely beautifully built and and for anyone religious I think it will be a nice experience, it's also located in front of the... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Located right opposite to the famous Masjid Istiqlal of Jakarta. Together with the Masjid, this structure symbolizes a great sense of religious harmony in Indonesia. The cathedral building itself is an architectural beauty. Inside, there is a wonderfully peaceful prayer hall which is generally open to all. You can spend there sitting for an hour just without really anything in... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Much like the iconic Istiqlal Mosque across the road, Jakarta Cathedral exemplifies Indonesia's inclusive attitude towards religious life. All are welcome here, even as it remains a regular place of worship for Jakarta's small but fervent Roman Catholic faithful. I would suggest visiting during mass, when you can experience a homily unchanged from when this cathedral was built, centuries ago.

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