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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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Old Batavia, Jakarta, Indonesia
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"cafe batavia"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on July 2018 at the time when My friend from Aceh wanted me to accompany her. She was enthusiastic in Indonesia tourism, especially what the Jakarta Local Government had done to develop the Old Town. Fatahillah has been renovated and it is...More

Thank tea_aya_2008_jakarta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the first time i came here like 5 years ago, it was kind of terrible. but right now, a lot of things had been improved, you can rent bikes (it comes with cute pink hats), and take a pic with birds. its nice though.

Thank resibarani
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Fatahillah Square on a midday on a Sunday when I came to see the Wayang (Puppet) Museum. It's beautiful-- and a great place for people watching. There are several places to eat or drink coffee. I wish I'd had more time here! There...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I like the buildings at this area, there are also cafes selling fusion cuisine. It's definitely a nice place to chill out during the hot day.

Thank Jong S
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This is an iconic place in Jakarta, not to be missed. There's lots to see and do in this area, including various musea and the very nice Batavia Café.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

A good place to learn about Jakarta history as depicted in the museum with very cheap entrance fee. Around the square there were a lot street performers and vendors and plenty of choice for food.

Thank SyedOz
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Fatahillah Square. It was brilliant to see all the entertainment options, and the colourful bicycles which many people were enjoying. The square has helpful history boards and plaques which explain the former usage of the old Dutch buildings. I...More

Thank PadreNZ
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

2-3 minutes walk from Stasiun Kota busway station, this place is the center of the city during the colonial time when the city is still called Batavia. The main focus on the square is the Museum Fatahillah or Jakarta History Museum, formerly used as a...More

Thank hanzjo
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

But we have to be careful here, because a lot of homeless kids, beggars, and pickpockets as well. But everything is nice, everything is classic and quaint.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Should not be missed while at the Old Town area, this square is where you can easily spend 2 to 3 hours with two museums namely the History Museum & Wayang (Puppet) Museum, shops and restaurants including this two-storied one called Cafe Batavia which I'm...More

Thank Myo M
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kadiehlers
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).
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JbGan
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
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