Walking in city centre route meaning you will see how busy the city is. Interestingly, not all modern buildings around the city centre. You will find classic building built in the 19th century as well, like the National Museum and the Presidetial Palace. Hear the story of the buildings by our guide and experience walking in the nicest part of Jakarta where the pavement is wide and the streets are wider.
The City Centre route passes:
1. National Museum (locals call it “Museum Gajah”).
This is our meeting point. Let’s meet up near a small elephant statue in the front yard of the museum. This is the most complete museum with more that 140.000 collections but only 1/3 of the collections are on display. The classic building is still original built in 1862-1868, but now they built a more modern building resembling the old one.
2. Court of Constitution.
Take a look of the building that looks like it was built in the classic era. Then, take a closer look to find the architecture’s flaw in building one of the basic architecture classic style. The building is new, because the Court of Constitution was only established in 2003.
3. The National Monument.
This is the 0 km of modern Jakarta. A monument inspired by Lingga and Yoni built in 1962 and took around 14 years to complete.
4. The Presidential Palace.
One of the 7 presidential palaces in Indonesia. This one is not the grandest or the most elegant, but it’s where the president receives international guests, and install ministers and ambassadors.
5. Istiqlal Mosque.
The biggest mosque in South East Asia, that located near a cathedral and a church. It’s a modern mosque built in 1961 until 1978. Go inside to see how moslems pray and be amazed of the architecture designed by a Christian architect.
6. Jakarta’s Cathedral.
Under the colony of the Dutch, Catholic was banned but when the Dutch fell into the French empire, Napoleon allowed Catholic church to be built. This is the oldest Catholic church in the city.
7. Immanuel Church.
Located across one of the busiest train stations in Jakarta, Gambir station, this church became an interesting building surrounded by modern buildings. Its original name was Willemskerk because it was built to honour King Willem I of the Netherlands.
Don’t have time but want to see the highlight of Jakarta? This route might be the route for you. So, contact us to check the availability and to book a spot or two. 🙂
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