As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is an important city to the country in all political, economic and cultural aspects. The number of attractions available for the visitors is immense. Even though this city is popular for the huge traffic, sightseeing wouldn’t be an issue for the guests at all. Theme parks, museums, entertainment locations can be found scattered throughout. So anywhere within the city limits, you would come across an exciting place or a place with an educational value.
Even though local culture is not massively promoted in the city’s tourism campaigns, there are a few culturally important locations in Jakarta as well that would impress anyone. The Jakarta Cathedral is one such amazing place that one could visit while touring in the most populous city in Southeast Asia. Located within close proximity to Merdeka Palace and Merdeka Square, this building is capable of equally mesmerizing both adults and kids.
“Gereja Santa Maria Pelindung Diangkat Ke Surga” is the official name given to this cathedral. This is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta. Built during 1901, the architecture of this is designed according to the neo-gothic style. The vast church gardens would sooth the eyes of its visitors with its greenery. Guests would get the chance to take part in the services that takes place in the church or just visit the church and admire the impressive architecture. The tall spires that rise high in to the sky add more class and magnificence to the building. These towers are the Fort of David, Ivory Tower and Angelus Dei Tower (Latin: Angel of God), all of which represents very deep meanings. The Jakarta Cathedral Museum is also located in the second floor of the cathedral, which displays the hats and robes of the Dutch East Indies and silver cups, which have great value.
Spend some quality time at this holy and beautiful location and enjoy the tranquility that is spread throughout the grounds. The Citadines Rasuna Jakarta is one of the Jakarta Hotel Apartments that is located within close proximity of this attraction. These quality Serviced Apartments Jakarta offers are comfortable and cozy. The modern amenities would keep you pampered throughout your stay.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.