Fatahillah Square
Fatahillah Square
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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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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia7,494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Interesting guided walk through the former Batavia City Square, plenty of locals and tourists about, kiddies playing on the ancient cannons, a couple of human statues, lovely colonial buildings along the boundaries and the museums. Unfortunately, the fountain was in a state of disrepair.
Written 27 December 2023
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AndyEight
Leeds, UK418 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Visited with friends when on a cruise and went as it’s cited as one of the better areas. It was okay but not much to see really and compared to the rest of Jakarta is a little cleaner and less manic. Everyone is trying to sell you something and we did get hassled a little but not as much as elsewhere in Jakarta. Very chaotic place with a lot of poverty and not very sanitary. Not a destination to choose if you can help it.
Written 2 December 2023
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I P
Wheaton, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
If you are visiting Jakarta, this place is a must to learn of the history and important events to the Indonesian people! Be sure to have a guide who knows the info.
Written 24 October 2023
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
a great square that is full of people and music. rent the bikes and go for a little ride. people laughing and enjoying themselves everywhere.
Written 14 May 2023
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ADB000
Melbourne, Australia332 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Fatahillah Square is interesting enough, but it did not warrant the half hour it took to get there by taxi, and then the HOUR we had to wait to get a taxi back to our hotel on a busy Friday afternoon.
It's something we can now say we have done, but now we'll never have to wonder about doing so again.
Written 10 March 2023
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Pop_Sarawoot
Bangkok, Thailand87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
It's a good photo spots in Jakarta. Before pandemic, I visited there once and it's beautiful. Many living activities there. During the pandemic, everything is quiet. I found Fatahilah Square has another beauty in early morning. It was peaceful, nice weather and beautiful daybreak. We can walk along the Bank Museum to the river and enjoy nice view as well.
Written 24 November 2020
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Ivo Carneiro De Sousa
Macau, China146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This delightful square brings the name of Fatahillah, the Muslim conqueror in 1527 of the former Hindu kingdom of Sunda Kelapa. However, this an area to recall former Batavia, built by the Dutch and their famous capitalist trade Company, VOC. It is indeed one of the rare opportunities in modern Jakarta to appreciate old Dutch colonial buildings with that typical Calvinist capitalist mindset: the buildings are cramped with a tight façade, but very long since taxes were based in measuring the width of the houses. The central building, the former municipal colonial powerhouse, is nowadays a museum of the History of Jakarta. It is an exciting museum, very informative, but lacks a modern reorganization.
Written 12 March 2020
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Ratih Mirantih
Jakarta, Indonesia153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This square located on the middle of the old city of Jakarta and also one of the spot that we must visit when we visit Jakarta.
Big square surrounding by historical buildings. The heart of the square was Fatahillah Museum (Jakarta Historical Museum) that used to be the Stadhuis (city hall of Jakarta during the colonial time.
Another building that we can visit is puppet museum to see the collections of Indonesian puppet. And also the fine arts and ceramic museum that used to be court during the colonial.
Post office building also still exist here. And also one of the best spot for hang out and eat Cafe Batavia. Alot of choice of the restraurant here. From the low budget to the high budget.

If u love bicyling there is also bicycle rent on the square for enjoy the view include the hat to protect from the sun. In the middle of the square there is fountain that not use anymore where's during the colonial the water coming from Pancoran (China town).

This square also recommended for photo spot with old buildings background.
Come to visit and enjoy the place.
Written 24 February 2020
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Rahmat P
Jakarta, Indonesia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This historical place was the most famous in Jakarta.some say that you haven't visit Jakarta if not come to Fatahillah or Kota Tua.
Written 18 February 2020
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines8,179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is like the Asian version of several historic squares in Europe. Old Batavia or Old Town Square , it is flanked by several museums and cafes . Nice to have photos or laze away . I am not objecting for it being included in a Jakarta city tour itinerary.
Written 7 February 2020
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