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Address: Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
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+62 411 321305
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Nice day at a historical place

Enjoyed walking around this place and exploring historical buildings. To get in you need to make donation, we gave 15000rp and they seemed happy about it. You can get a guide if... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jani K
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking around this place and exploring historical buildings. To get in you need to make donation, we gave 15000rp and they seemed happy about it. You can get a guide if you want who will tell you about the history. There is also a tourist information if you want to make tour plans. Really nice place with nice people.

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Thank Jani K
Jakarta, Indonesia
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of colonial heritage in the port area of makassar, the place it is well maintained. Love of green grass and combine the brown of the colour of building. You must to visit this place when you come to Makassar.

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Thank RizaL S
Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entry to the fort is chargeable. Some say its haunted. But its a very old complex of low rise Dutch designed buildings. There are some old exhibits like wooden boats, cannon, statues. Some shops/office exist within complex. I came across a shop with some shipwreck souvenirs like china/ming bowls, cups and pots inside. Its worth seeing once. There are also... More 

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Thank Datokadir
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area actually not maintenance well. Everyone who enter the fort need to register and sign the name. And then the officer asking for money that they called "Sumbangan Suka Rela". Not much can find inside the fort. The view from the top of the fort was full with surrounded local house rooftop. And many people was asking for day... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a cultural heritage the Fort Rotterdam was well maintained. Clean, and nice historical colonial fort build by Dutch, that is now become one of the well known tourist destination in Makassar. But for the museum itself that use some of the buildings, the place needs a lots of improvements. They should put more lights inside the museum so that... More 

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Thank Monique7375
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Rotterdam is a place to visit to all people visit Makassar. We can walk around the fort, and if we take a look from the sky the fort is look like a turtle. There's a jail which is Pangeran Diponegoro was jailed in 21 years. You can also see some Makasar cultural things in the museum. Worth for you... More 

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Thank Lily J
Groningen Province, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice for a walk around. But for some reason many of the buildings are not accessable. The museum was interesting but many of the display lights were off and we couldnt see very well.

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Thank Richard W
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48 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is always nice to visit historical places with kids. Fort Rotterdam is one of them. The museum is typical like most other Indonesian museums, dusty and gloomy. But it is worth the visit to go round the area and to take pictures at.

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Thank Winnie E
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing history is good for children, this place has preserved an old fort from V.O.C era. This place also has a museum about makassar history

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Thank mugia j
Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

one of a must-visit historical site in Makassar. If the weather is too hot we can just sit or lay down in their parks, under the trees.

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