Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia is a diverse and exciting place to visit. It is developing into a tourism hub of the future, where there is access to all the modern facilities that visitors may want. Luxury, sophistication and style are fast become attributes that are clearly a part of this city, which thus lures large numbers of visitors who will cherish their memories from Jakarta always. It is a city that will be appreciated by those of all ages as the variety of things to do is so large that there are options for everyone. It is definitely the city to choose when deciding where to vacation.
While the city encompasses modernity in a pleasant way, it has not lost hold of its roots, or the reminders of its rich and eventful past. Much remains from the period of colonial rulers that tourists will greatly admire. One such attraction is the Sion Church, also known as the Black Portuguese church. It is known by this name as it was built for the use of the Portuguese slaves brought from other Asian countries to serve in the city. The construction of the church dates far back to 1693 and it was completed two years later in 1965, jointly by both the Portuguese and Dutch VOC government. Today it is of immense historical value as it is said to be the oldest church in the entire country.
Visitors to the Church will find Portuguese style features, including intricate domed windows and grandly designed chairs. Inside the church that accommodates about a thousand worshipers is ebony woodwork, copper chandeliers and granite flooring. An interesting sight that those who stop by at this church will see is the originally installed pipe organ from centuries back. The front yard outside the church is pleasant and adds a delightful touch to the beautiful place. Despite its physical charm it is the calm and peaceful ambiance and sanctity of the church that is best loved. This is especially prevalent during the Sunday service and Christian visitors who want to feel this true essence of the Sion Church can participate in the service.
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