Starting point : Banteng Square
Ending point : Istiqlal Great Mosque
Duration : 3 hours
Distance : 2.2 kms
Points of interest:
1. Banteng Square
An area located in Weltevreden, located in front of the Palace of Dutch East Indies Governor as a place to conduct ceremonies and parades (paradeplaats). After independence, this field was called the Banteng Field because the bull was a symbol of resistance to colonialism. Here are always held exhibitions of flora and fauna, decorated by dancing fountains every weekend.
2. West Irian Liberation Monument
Monument to celebrate West Irian's joining the Republic of Indonesia after being freed from the rule of Dutch colonialism. This 36 meter tall statue depicts a man who raises his hand up from the shackles.
3. Daendels Palace
Het Groote Huis as they call it. Built by Herman Willem Daendels in 1809, a Governor General of the Netherlands who came from France because of the Dutch conquest by France. Two years later, Daendels was recalled by Napoleon and construction was halted but was successfully completed by Governor General Du Bus in 1928
4. Senior High School Boedoet
Estimated that this building is a hospital building, located in a complex with the Military Detention Center and the Dutch East Indies government office. Since 1889 this building has been used by the Prins Hendrik School and has continued to be the Public Upper Middle School and is called Kiblik High School but was closed during the Dutch Military Aggression. Now it is Jakarta High School 1 Jakarta Boedoet.
5. Kimia Farma Building
An area located in Weltevreden, located in front of the Palace of Dutch East Indies Governor as a place to conduct ceremonies and parades. After independence, this field was called the Banteng Field because the bull was a symbol of resistance to colonialism. Here are always held exhibitions of flora and fauna, decorated by dancing fountains every weekend.
6. The Jakarta Art Building
The idea of this building came from the Governor General of the Netherlands, Daendels. Then realized by the Governor General of England, Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1814. This historic building was formed in the style of empire by architect Architect Jeni VOC officer, Major Schultze.
7. Philately Building
This building is the former Pasar Baru Post Office in Jakarta, which is also a legacy building of the Post Telefon en Telegraph owned by the Dutch East Indies colonial government. This building was built between 1912-1929, designed by Dutch architect John van Hoytema, with an Art Deco architectural style influenced by Art & Craft flow in its interior details.
8. St. Ursula School
Is one of the pioneers of Catholic schools in Indonesia and this school is specifically for women and is one of the oldest schools in Indonesia, which has been established since 1859. The existence of this school in Jakarta began with the establishment of the Santa Ursula Alliance by Santa Angela in Brescia, Italy, on November 25, 1535
9. Jakarta Cathedral
The only Gothic style building in Jakarta with charming stained glass decoration makes this cathedral one of the most interesting buildings to visit. Located opposite the Istiqlal Mosque as a symbol of religious harmony.
10. Istiqlal Great Mosque
The largest mosque in Southeast Asia, designed by a Christian architect named Frederick Silaban, makes the icon of Jakarta and even Indonesia, because all official state visits will always be introduced to this magnificent and beautiful mosque.