Jakarta Cathedral

Jakarta Cathedral (Indonesian: Gereja Katedral Jakarta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jakarta, which is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Jakarta. Its official name is Gereja Santa Perawan Maria Diangkat Ke Surga (from Dutch, De Kerk van Onze Lieve Vrouwe ten Hemelopneming, in English: The Church of Our Lady of Assumption). This current cathedral was consecrated in 1901 and built in the neo-gothic style, a common architectural style to build churches at that time. The Jakarta Cathedral is located in Central Jakarta near Merdeka Square and Merdeka Palace, it stands right in the front of the Istiqlal Mosque.

Jakarta Cathedral was inaugurated and blessed on November 6, 1829 during the government of commissioner general de Ghisignies. The building was previously residence to general de Kock. It was renovated and enlarged by Ir. Tromp under the order of de Ghisignies.

 

 

Address: Jalan Katedral No. 7B - 10710 - Jakarta - Indonesia Phone: +62 21 3457746 / 3519186 E-mail: sekretariat@katedraljakarta.or.id Website: http://www.katedraljakarta.or.id
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