Jakarta Cathedral
Jakarta Cathedral
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  • ADB000
    Melbourne, Australia332 contributions
    Very limited access
    The cathedral is quite lovely, but the only access available is to the rear of the nave. Sadly, all the aisles are gated off and there is no access to the body of the church. The vaulted wooden roof is quite stunning, and it would have been nice to be able to walk through the building to see the beautiful painted tile "Stations of the Cross" hidden in the darkness.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 9 March 2023
  • StotheN
    Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
    Better than the mosque across the street
    This is a better visit than the mosque across the street. Visitors cannot go all the way to the altar unless a service is scheduled close to your visit time. Also, there is a museum dedicated to this cathedral on its premises. John Paul II visited this place apparently.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 24 April 2023
  • roamas
    Sydney, Australia602 contributions
    A lovely cool spot to visit
    A beautiful cathedral opposite the mosque. There was a wedding taking place but we were allowed to have a look inside. Walking around the back there’s a small free museum housing interesting Catholic artefacts. In the adjoining courtyard there’s photo effigies of the pope and cardinal which make for fun photos!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Nirav G
    Mumbai, India729 contributions
    Beautiful gigantic Cathedral
    Stumbled upon this beautiful cathedral in Jakarta while was walking from the Gedung Pos Ibukota. Luckily it was open was could visit it from the inside as well. Such mesmerising architecture and the sheer size of the cathedral. It was so peaceful inside and it felt like I should just sit there for some more time. Would highly recommend visiting this cathedral when in Jakarta.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Zsuzsa.Guide
    Targu Secuiesc, Romania222 contributions
    Nice
    In the opposite of Istiklal Mosque in Jakarta tourists can visit the catedral. Admire the gothic style and enjoy the view of seeing a mosque & a cathedral nearby. This shows the respect of indonesian people for all cultures and religions.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Dan L
    Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
    Symbolises Indonesia's philosophy of unity in diversity.
    We were looking forward to our visit only to discover that barriers were erected across the aisles at the rear pews and no artificial lighting through the nave. Took a long distant photo of the altar and a few plaques and statues at the rear. The building is neo-Gothic style with distinctive white spires extending over the front of the building. The Cathedral dates to 1901, replacing an earlier structure from 1829 that collapses in 1890.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
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Jim
106 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Jakarta Cathedral is next to other tourist attractions such as Istiklal Mosque and National Monument. So it is very easy to plan a trip to the Cathedral. However, there is no guided tour of the Cathedral. And the Cathedral itself isn’t that special. If you are short on time, this is an attraction that you can safely skip.
Written 9 February 2024
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were looking forward to our visit only to discover that barriers were erected across the aisles at the rear pews and no artificial lighting through the nave. Took a long distant photo of the altar and a few plaques and statues at the rear. The building is neo-Gothic style with distinctive white spires extending over the front of the building. The Cathedral dates to 1901, replacing an earlier structure from 1829 that collapses in 1890.
Written 27 December 2023
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Zsuzsa.Guide
Targu Secuiesc, Romania222 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
In the opposite of Istiklal Mosque in Jakarta tourists can visit the catedral. Admire the gothic style and enjoy the view of seeing a mosque & a cathedral nearby. This shows the respect of indonesian people for all cultures and religions.
Written 20 August 2023
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Nirav G
Mumbai, India729 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Stumbled upon this beautiful cathedral in Jakarta while was walking from the Gedung Pos Ibukota.
Luckily it was open was could visit it from the inside as well.
Such mesmerising architecture and the sheer size of the cathedral.
It was so peaceful inside and it felt like I should just sit there for some more time.

Would highly recommend visiting this cathedral when in Jakarta.
Written 17 August 2023
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roamas
Sydney, Australia602 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
A beautiful cathedral opposite the mosque. There was a wedding taking place but we were allowed to have a look inside. Walking around the back there’s a small free museum housing interesting Catholic artefacts. In the adjoining courtyard there’s photo effigies of the pope and cardinal which make for fun photos!
Written 1 July 2023
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,582 contributions
May 2023
a different take with the stone walls and steel spires. very beautiful inside. could not see the little museum as it was Sunday and they had service going on.
Written 14 May 2023
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
Mar 2023
This is a better visit than the mosque across the street. Visitors cannot go all the way to the altar unless a service is scheduled close to your visit time. Also, there is a museum dedicated to this cathedral on its premises. John Paul II visited this place apparently.
Written 24 April 2023
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ADB000
Melbourne, Australia332 contributions
Mar 2023
The cathedral is quite lovely, but the only access available is to the rear of the nave. Sadly, all the aisles are gated off and there is no access to the body of the church.
The vaulted wooden roof is quite stunning, and it would have been nice to be able to walk through the building to see the beautiful painted tile "Stations of the Cross" hidden in the darkness.
Written 9 March 2023
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Hagia dyah
Jakarta, Indonesia49 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Been here last time on february. Wearing mask is a must or security will not allow to come in.
We can come inside but there is limited access. There is fence inside so visitor cant walking close to aisle.
This is art deco style and classic neo gothic style. Typical like similar church in europe.
Beautiful.
Written 11 February 2023
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AnveshaKP
2 contributions
Nov 2022
Beautifully done architecture speaks loudly about cultural inclusion of the country. Its located in the front of the biggest mosque of the country.
Written 8 December 2022
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