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Black Portuguese Church (Gereja Sion)

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Nice visit to see another history of Batavia

Gereja Sion is one of the remnants that showed Portuguese have come to Indonesia before the Dutch... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Jakarta, Indonesia
Missed it on my kast trip to Jakarta

Nice place to ga and see. Drop off here by taxi, after this it's a very short walk to Fatahillah... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Marchel G
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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27 Dec 2017
“Nice visit to see another history of Batavia”
6 Dec 2017
This church, built in 1695, is Jakarta's oldest place of worship.
Jl. Pangeran Jayakarta | Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
+62 21 6596616
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Gereja Sion is one of the remnants that showed Portuguese have come to Indonesia before the Dutch colonization. Gereja Sion is clean and well preserved, with several tombstones still existed from the old days.

Thank Bonchank
Reviewed 7 December 2017

this is a memorable and historical building in Jakarta. built by Dutch Government. we can see original tail, chairs and frame of the building

Thank teunes_suma
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Nice place to ga and see. Drop off here by taxi, after this it's a very short walk to Fatahillah Square (formerly Batavia City Square).

Thank Marchel G
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is the oldest Church in Jakarta that still standing until now. It still held Church services...

Thank Christoffer Erf... W
Reviewed 2 March 2016

i have been handled a group from netherland to visit inside of the portuguese church in jakarta kota and it is one of the oldest church in batavia city....i have been visited this church many times because this church is one of the other tour...More

Thank AdeDarus
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Zion Church is characteristically Dutch with its plain facade, ward-like appearance and domed windows. Its an old authentic and quite well preseved church. Unfortunately only few protected building like this around the town

Thank Gregorius S
Reviewed 23 November 2015

This church is the oldest church in Jakarta. this called as Gereja Sion located in Pinangsia District, Taman Sari, Jakarta, Indonesia. this Church was built from 1695, it is the oldest church still standing in Jakarta. it is worth to visit during your stay in...More

Thank francisxavierchung
Reviewed 10 September 2015

theres not much old heritage for ducth era in jakarta (ie. batavia) reserved.. having one of the interesting culture, and still in spirit of the portuguese sion is something to experience. if you are hunting with your lenses, it could be interesting. to get here...More

Thank Tedjo Boogie T
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Even been adopted by the dutch and protestantism, the Portuguese church is still an icon. The guard will open the church for you.

Thank bentod2014
Reviewed 8 July 2015

if you are particularly interested in old churches or in Jakarta's history then maybe you will enjoy this place, but its not really a destination I would worry about taking visitors to. There aren't a lot of historic sites to see in Jakarta but this...More

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