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Address: Ujung Pandang Street, Makassar, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 411 321305

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tidy and clean

This fort was tidy and clean except in front of the fort. we can take around all the fort around an hour. there was Museum La Galigo inside the fort. there was free for entering... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
sin_ik_1999
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Tangerang, Indonesia
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Tangerang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This fort was tidy and clean except in front of the fort. we can take around all the fort around an hour. there was Museum La Galigo inside the fort. there was free for entering the fort but it was pay for the museum. there were some local guide.

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Rotterdam was once a major fort with cannons and significant stone walls there to repel threats to the Dutch spice trade. The buildings are quite interesting and have been restored. However the museum is somewhat disappointing. It lacks much in the way of historical artefacts. Nevertheless worth a quick visit to get a sense of history.

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warsaw
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Place well maintained , nice museum inside , but no too many info in english makes the place not fully accessible for tourists

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Thank firma8
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting fort ex dutch goverment era. Just visit here if u like classic building... Its not far from the downtown of makassar

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Thank Reno K
Bekasi, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fort Rotterdam is an historical dating back to the Dutch rule of Indonesia. Some of the exhibits are very good and give you a sense of understanding the history of Makassar. It is worth about a 45 minute stop on your tour of Makassar and surrounds.

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Thank briantelly
Jakarta, Indonesia
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not much to see here, just an old historical colonial building. Not much things to do here, just a sight seeing around the building.

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Thank ry0ga
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The other thing about Dutch-style fortress, you can explore the history of Makassar time, tribes that exist, the development of culture and civilization in the Museum of La Ligo. You can also see a replica Phinisi, the Bugis traditional ship worldwide and various fittings customs and agricultural civilization

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I decided to visit here to occupy some time while I was in Makassar. I walked there from Losari beach and it's not too far. Was not really my thing and I was quite bored by it. Only a very small donation of 10,000 IDR is required at the entrance. If you like to see old ruins and museums then... More 

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Thank Griffoking
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I was here during my working trip on October, this place is the nearest "thing to do" from Tripadvisor. So yeah, I try to come to this place by gojek (online motorcycle rental by apps) and it is the cheapest price, it was under 10k IDR. There is no ticket to entering the place but they will ask you to... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Worth to visit, but the ticket price wasn't fix price. It depends on the visitor. I didn't know, that's legal or not.

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