Kota Tua Architecture Viewing Walk, Jakarta

Kota Tua Architecture Viewing Walk (Self Guided), Jakarta

Enjoy a fascinating look at Indonesia’s past with a visit to Kota Tua. This is Jakarta's old town, also known as Old Jakarta or Old Batavia in Dutch. The historic neighborhood exudes a quaint old world charm with historical buildings, attractions and landmarks.

Rewind the clock back almost five hundred years and this area was the region's center of commerce. It is where early Dutch colonialists established a base and where the modern metropolis that we know today got its start. Much of Kota Tua’s past survives in the old buildings, some of which are gently decaying while others have been restored to their former glory and turned into museums, offices and warehouses.

As you tour the area, note the different architectural styles, among them Dutch and Chinese. Some of the key buildings to put on your itinerary are the former City Hall of Batavia, which now accommodates the Jakarta History Museum and the Luar Batang Mosque. This is one of the oldest mosques in Jakarta.

Break up your tour of the old town with some refreshments at Café Batavia, housed in a colonial style building from the middle of the 19th century. Whereever you go in Kota Tua, you will discover fascinating history at every turn.
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Kota Tua Architecture Viewing Walk Map

Guide Name: Kota Tua Architecture Viewing Walk
Guide Location: Indonesia » Jakarta
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Author: vickyc
Kali Besar Timur Road

1) Kali Besar Timur Road

Kali Besar Barat Road, Toko Merah Building

2) Kali Besar Barat Road, Toko Merah Building

Kali Besar Barat Road, Bank Sinarmas

3) Kali Besar Barat Road, Bank Sinarmas

Kali Besar Barat Road

4) Kali Besar Barat Road

Kali Besar Barat Road

5) Kali Besar Barat Road

Kali Besar Barat Road

6) Kali Besar Barat Road

Kali Besar Barat Road, Batavia Hotel

7) Kali Besar Barat Road, Batavia Hotel

Chicken Market Bridge

8) Chicken Market Bridge

Chicken Market Bridge

9) Chicken Market Bridge

Fatahillah Square, Jakarta History Museum

10) Fatahillah Square, Jakarta History Museum

Fatahillah Square, Jakarta Old City Post Office

11) Fatahillah Square, Jakarta Old City Post Office

Fatahillah Square

12) Fatahillah Square

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Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 Miles
Jakarta's Historical Buildings II

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Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles

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