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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday

Little remains of 'old' Jakarta, but what there is centre's around Fatahillah Square. It's always a lively spot, with lots going on day and night and a gathering place for locals. Surrounding the square are the cities main museums (except the National Museum which is...More

Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and renowned square surrounding by old historical buildings, where the tourist attractions are centred. The perimeter buildings are Wayang Museum, Fatahillah Museum, and Fine Art and Ceramic Museum. Visitors can hire bicycles $1.50 for 30 minutes for joy ride in this square, or just...More

Thank santo t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Area has a number of museums which represent culture of south east Asia. Bank indonesia museum and puppet museum need special mention due to their elaborated collection. Nice resturents around and street performers around the area. Must visit place . Place is near to jakarta...More

Thank Aftab-Zaini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CC ( 18.01.27 ) The square was the rest area for Indonesian, I think. There was museum, old town, cosplay man, many cafe and many people. Many people enjoyed square sitting, riding bicycle and photoing. Good to enjoy time killing, I think. Many people's smile...More

Thank CanisHan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we are from the Netherlands this square has a lot of historical buildings that refer to the times the Dutch were there which makes it interresting for us. Around the square are a lot of musea, restaurants and shops.You can easily spend here a...More

Thank GhislaineCordier
Reviewed 4 January 2018

The square is in the middle of a pedestrian area so you could think this is good. Actually it is but is so crowded that is quite hard to move around. The square is beatiful, locals rent bikes with bright colors. And, probably you will...More

Thank Xavier S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Visiting Old Batavia so-called Kota Tua is a must for every tourist who is visiting Jakarta. Only by spending three hours in the old town including three main museums ( Mandiri Museum, Indonesia Museum, and History Museum) , you can kill two birds with one...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Nothing much to share as nothing much to see, if you plan for a coffee nearby, best to wait and pay for high price

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

Its good to visit in weekend, there is a lot of old building surrounding the fatahilah Square, there were Museum, Cafe, banks, and eating places. There are also traditional food like Kerak Telor. many attraction also there, it is nice to visit in the evening,...More

Thank RubyPaketu
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I went over there just to have some scenic photos taking. I could see many of the local folks were hanging around and some of them were exhibiting their talents. There are quite a number of museums at the surrounding area but i didn't manage...More

Thank michaellU6188DX
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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