Gedung Sate
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A landmark building that now serves as the governor's office.
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ADB000
Melbourne, Australia384 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This should really be shown as two separate items for review.
First, there is Gedung Sate; an interesting old building with some Art-Deco aspects we were able to see (from the outside) both by day and at night. It is not open to the public. A word of warning - access was not allowed from Jalan Diponegoro during our daytime visit. We were able to use a gateway there at night to take pics, and we were able to exit the same way during our visit the next day. Entry is via Jalan Chilaki and then THROUGH the Post Office building!
The Gedung Sate Museum has a Rp5,000 entry fee. Hardly a king's ransom but there is little to see, many ground-floor level areas are set aside as offices and are not accessible. No other levels of the building were open to the public.
Written 15 March 2023
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Heedo Kim
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
old building but got destroyed because they change so much with a new building and make it weird. its a govt building so you can just come in.
Written 24 August 2022
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ChrisThomasTravels
Manama, Bahrain725 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I concur with previous reviewers. This attraction is fine for a fast photo opp, but not much else. A beautiful building, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit.
Written 15 November 2020
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christinelovelyred
Manila, Philippines22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
In visiting Gedung Sate, take a picture of the whole building in front then ask the guards for the way going to the Gedung Sate Museum.

The building facade looks nice in picture but you wouldn't be able to get inside and take a look of the historical buding.

The museum is modernized and it's quite small that we finished our tour in 10 minutes. You can book your tickets online but I think if it's off peak season you can just go directly to the museum and pay your tickets there. One person costs only 5,000 Indonesian rupiah.

There's also a cafe inside. We enjoyed their coffee, pastries and staff better than the museum itself.

The Geology museum is also nearby. 5-10minute walk. I suggest you visit it first because it closes at 2pm while the Gedung Sate museum closes at 4pm.
Written 12 February 2020
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cipuy402
Jakarta, Indonesia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
this museum is a must as it offers info on the building as well as Bandung' history. one can also see and learn how the dutch built this beautiful building. if you are lucky you can also go to the 2nd and top floor. A coffee shop is also avail.
Written 20 December 2019
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sbtaeter
Berlin, Germany83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What an interesting building - seat of West Java's Governor, Museum, Cafe and symbol of the past colonial times all in once. This building should not be missed during your stay in Jakarta. You can learn more about Java's past in the museum on the ground floor and can sip a very tasty Javanese coffee in the cafe right after the entrance.
As we were traveling with one of my friends, who used to work here, we got a bit more of insight into the building's past and it's use nowadays. I would therefore recommend trying to go with a guide, but there are none available just outside, as it is generally a governmental building. Guide or not - make sure you visit.
Written 25 October 2019
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Frank H
Kailua, HI321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This museum takes you through the history of Indonesia including its industries and struggle for liberation, but it also includes some cool technology like augmented reality experiences. The guides are very knowledgeable. The exhibits are in Bahasa and English. Interesting film on Indonesian independence, though the English subtitles are hard to read.
Written 6 September 2019
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Br14n 1m4g3s
Batu, Indonesia1,221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This Indo-European architectural style building always seems to be crowded on weekdays and holidays, because it is the center of West Java government as well as the most interesting icon to visit. Surrounded by neatly arranged gardens, the building overlooking Mount Tangkuban Perahu stands majestically equipped with the Gedung Sate Tower. Don't forget to visit the museum behind the Gedung Sate, to learn more about the history of this building #batulocalguides #letsguide
Written 28 August 2019
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martinfromholland
Utrecht, The Netherlands263 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
It is worth visiting this neoclassical architecture building that was designed in the colonial era by Dutch architect J. Gerber in 1920. We combined our visit with a visit to the Geological Museum (Museum Geologi), that is very close to Gedung Sate.
Written 14 August 2019
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mostlyharmless
Singapore, Singapore1,243 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Didn't make the museum, but passed by to have a photo of the distinctive architecture. Other than that, because we couldn't go in, there really wasn't very much else to explore.
Written 4 June 2019
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