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Bandaneira Church

Banda Neira, Indonesia
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Beautiful little piece of history

We walked up to the doors only to find them locked. We weren't there for more than 10 seconds when... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Jared F
Sweet, odd, open odd hours

Amazingly deep relief carvings of birds trees, and coats of arms adorn the granite gravestones of... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We walked up to the doors only to find them locked. We weren't there for more than 10 seconds when a young man from the Naval compound across the street ran over asking us if we wanted to look in. You can read and see...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Amazingly deep relief carvings of birds trees, and coats of arms adorn the granite gravestones of Dutch people which form much of the floor. Quite impressive given the dates, all in the first half of the 1700s. When we visited, the man who introduced himself...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

unique church with great architecture. It had unique interior in their wall and floor. Located near traditional market of banda neira.

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Following the 1999-2002 horrible communal Moluccan wars the central government spent millions in 2010 restoring many 15-18th C Dutch Colonial monuments and edifices. This photo is the attractive Vice-Governors 17th C office or palace. There is apparently only one colonial church that escaped the burnings...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This church is from the 17 century and is still very well maintained. The interesting part are the tombstones, one in English, some in Latin and most in Dutch. Several governors are buried here. One interesting detail, not only the date of birth and death...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

located in the center of banda neira town only wlak away from my homestay at the same street. this photogenic church stand alone as the only one church the whole island. beautiful during sunset. most of the time are closed, but im sure it open...More

Thank JoSan_id
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I think this is the only church from the Dutch days. Not really much to see but Banda Is small and it is a pleasant town to stroll around in. I love the colonial parts of Indonesia.

Thank zuni P
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

This place is awesome. the church was built by 2 dutch missionaries. the building was erected above 30 stone graves of dutch soldier. Until these days, the church is still active and the grave still untouched. The platform for the pastor is placed around 1...More

Thank harry_mdj
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

I am writing only because that photo is not the Banda Neira church. It was destroyed in the conflict in 1999 and rebuilt recently. The floor is made up of old Dutch tombstones. It is all new, just a replica of what had been there...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

I had the pleasure of visiting this small volcanic island with so much History behind it. Being mainly Muslim now it was not always so. You can see the reminants of the Dutch Colonial presence in the old residence of Dutch Merchants or Administrative buildings...More

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