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Address: Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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+62 411 321305
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Some interesting Indonesia history...worth a visit

There are some nice aspects of Fort Rotterdam: it's easily accessible, enjoyable to walk around, and educational. The museum would benefit from some better explanations of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
l_pelangi
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83 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are some nice aspects of Fort Rotterdam: it's easily accessible, enjoyable to walk around, and educational. The museum would benefit from some better explanations of the exhibits in Bahasa Indonesia and English and it would be helpful to have guides that didn't pressure you to hire them and negotiate rates. That being said, the guide we did hire provided... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must need a guide for the museum. Otherwise just walk around and you are finished in half hour. The first museum contains lots of information and it can last one hour. The second one only show some weapons and you can finish in 10 minutes. Not worth the 5,000 rupiahs.

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Thank dtlau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located downtown Makassar. Near the beach and harbour where you can see the shipping process and beach view. To enter this building you just enter your name at security and pay admin fee. You can go upstairs and see the building view of Makassar. Prepare yourself with sunblock to avoid sunburn. Besides. The cloud is beautiful to... More 

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Thank Zesta R
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This turtle-shaped (if you see from above) fortress lies on the 3 hectares of land and consists of some separate buildings. Take a tour guide with you to explain the history of the building, I personally will recommend Pak Widham, he is always stand by in the main gate of the fortress to offer you his tour service. The fortress... More 

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Makassar, Indonesia
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is quite preserved but not as good as Kota Tua in Jakarta. You can stroll around the fort and learn about history of Makassar in La Galigo Museum. Bring your hat/umbrella/sunnies if you don't want to get a sunburn. The sun is quite intense because it's near the sea, especially in drought season.

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Thank chelchia
Bali, Indonesia
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250 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The fort was well maintained and nice garden with museum. But it was not convenient smelt damp and felt not healthy if you entered the area especialy with AC on. They should open all windows during morning and AC on during afternoon.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

There is nothing much to see in this Fort. They make you pay to enter every single exhibition hall. Not much historical things to see here.

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Thank Manhattan69
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Its a nice place to learn history of Makassar since Museum of La Galigo is located there. The museum in fact is a small one, but consisting the journey of celebes history since prehitoric era till now.

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Thank Azhar F
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Benteng Rotterdam is a historic place... If you love to learn history then this place is recommended to you to visit.. It it located in downtown Makassar City... And the entry ticket not expensive...

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Thank anneketut
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This fort quiet well maintain and shown the dutch colonial design. The view from top on back side quiet nice. Here you can learn about the history on how the Sultan Hassanudin fight to free his people from Dutch colonial.

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