Visit Jakarta’s Neo-Gothic Style Cathedral With The Kids

Spires, Museum, Antique Organ, And More At Katedral Jakarta

Jakarta Cathedral Indonesia Visit Culture

The central Jakarta area is home to many historical landmarks, one of which is the Jakarta cathedral. This neo-gothic structure is located diagonally across the iconic Istiqlal Mosque. Built in the late 19th century, the current building is a replacement structure of an older one that collapsed from wear and tear, due to the weight of the spires on top.  With 17-meter high teakwood ceilings, the majestic interior of the building is home to a working antique organ and a Pieta statue. There is a museum in the cathedral complex where you can learn about the history of the Catholic church, open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday.

After your visit to the cathedral, consider crossing over to the Istiqlal Mosque. They are open to visitors from Saturday to Thursday, and then you can complete your day by crossing over one more time to Taman Lapangan Banteng and snap a picture with the Liberty of Irian Jaya Monument.

Why Little Steps Loves It:​

A majestic historical building with a museum and antique organ inside.

Who It's Perfect For:

Anyone interested in history and churches.

What Else:​

Close vicinity to other historical sites making it possible to arrange a walking tour and visit several sites in a day.

Where To Find It:​

Want More? Sign up for the Little Steps e-newsletter!
Sign Up
Tips. Deals. Events.

Do You Know A Budding Actor / Actress?

Register For Hong Kong's Studio Starlit Right Now

Subscribe to Our Newsletter for the Latest Updates

* indicates required
Which city group would you like to receive updates and news from?

When you sign up you'll receive our newsletter packed with actionable strategies, free resources, and news.