Discover Jakarta

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The Ciputra Artpreneur Centre spans over 10,000 sq m of art-dedicated space comprising a museum, exhibition galleries and a 1,200-seat theatre of international standards. Home to the art collection of Dr. Ir. Ciputra, the museum provides a perspective on the development of Indonesian Art from the modernist period until today, especially relating to the work of Hendra Gunawan.

The national mosque of Indonesia, Masjid Istiqlal or Independence Mosque, is the largest in Southeast Asia with a capacity of 120,000. It was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and inaugurated in 1978. The mosque is positioned next to Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral, with the Ciliwung river flowing across the complex along the eastern side of the mosque.

Also known as Fatahillah Museum or Batavia Museum, the Jakarta History Museum was built in 1710 as the stadhuis (city hall) of Batavia and opened as a museum in 1974. The building has 37 ornate rooms, with a collection of over 23,000 artefacts from the Dutch East Indies Company, historic maps, paintings, ceramics, furniture and archaeological objects from the prehistoric era such as ancient inscriptions and swords.

Also known as Batavia or Old Jakarta, the Kota Tua Jakarta district is reminiscent of colonial times in the 16th century. The original city was only within Batavia’s walled compound (today’s Kota), while surrounding areas consisted mainly of kampungs (villages) and rice fields. The Chinese downtown area of Glodok is a central part of Kota.