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Istana Merdeka (Presidential Palace), Jakarta

Istana Merdeka (Presidential Palace) - Jakarta, Indonesia
Istana Merdeka (Presidential Palace)
Jalan Medan Merdeka Utara, Jakarta, Indonesia 10110Map
Gambir
+62 21 384 5001
Neighborhood: Central Jakarta: Gambir
Overview

Originally called Koningsplein Paleis, this palace established between 1873 and 1879 Originally called Koningsplein Paleis, this palace established between 1873 and 1879 features a neoclassical architecture. Set in well-maintained gardens, it was home to 15 Dutch governor-generals, three Japanese commanders and the first president of Indonesia. In 1949, the Indonesian founding fathers and the Dutch government signed an agreement here, ending the War of Independence. Now it functions as an official venue for presidential meetings and state functions. Expect a security check before entering. Dress modestly. No trousers for women.

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