Fort Rotterdam, Makassar

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Visit Fort Rotterdam, a set of historical buildings. First built in 1545 in a mixture of stone and burnt clay, the fort was captured by the Dutch in 1667, becoming a strategic base for the colonial power in eastern Indonesia. Used as a prison by the Dutch and occupying Japanese forces during World War II, the fort now houses a museum detailing the complex history of conflict and contest in the region. It also serves as a well-preserved example of Dutch-era architecture. Make Fort Rotterdam a part of your Makassar vacation plans using our Makassar trip builder app .
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  • Yummy walked into this place not on pick up the cost of our free simply fill aka guestbook on the left of the entrance. But to get into La Galigo museum located in block D of fixed pay if ga Rp. 3,000, cheap isn't it? Dear time visiting Fort rotterdam this atmosphere is very healthy because of ongoing events miwf so I lazy to mengexplore more of this place.
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  • Coming in the afternoon and headed to the boundaries of the Fort. Directly can see oceans and jualan2nya. The ancient building. Suitable for looking at history and selfie. Masuknyw free. Unless want to wear guide
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  • When you visit Makasar, fort rottherdam is compulsary on the list. No price sign when you enter but the security will happy if you give the money. Since we are in group, one of tour guide offering his...  more »
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  • The place is great. Unfortunately, there's unofficial charges at the front gate (not at the museum entrance). Inside, there's library and art museum which only to be paid once. Not all rooms are open for public. However, the exterior is beautiful, enough to illustrate the original design based from its' renovation. Information of the history are not much found, especially in English.
  • Big museum.. nice view from the top front where used to be a cannon... but too close with community at the back.. the stuff is nice, very South Sulawesi centered.. could be better if there is mini theater
  • Senja Di Benteng Rotterdam.... Menikmati Senja di Kota Daeng Fort Rotterdam atau Benteng Ujung Pandang(Jum Pandang) adalah sebuah benteng peninggalan Kerajaan Gowa-Tallo. Letak benteng ini berada di pinggir pantai sebelah barat Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan. Benteng ini dibangun pada tahun 1545 oleh Raja Gowa ke-9 yang bernama I manrigau Daeng Bonto Karaeng Lakiung Tumapa'risi' kallonna. Awalnya benteng ini berbahan dasar tanah liat, namun pada masa pemerintahan Raja Gowa ke-14 Sultan Alauddin konstruksi benteng ini diganti menjadi batu padas yang bersumber dari Pegunungan Karst yang ada di daerah Maros. Benteng Ujung Pandang ini berbentuk seperti seekor penyu yang hendak merangkak turun ke lautan. Dari segi bentuknya sangat jelas filosofi Kerajaan Gowa, bahwa penyu dapat hidup di darat maupun di laut. Begitu pun dengan Kerajaan Gowa yang berjaya di daratan maupun di lautan. Nama asli benteng ini adalah Benteng Ujung Pandang, biasa juga orang Gowa-Makassar menyebut benteng ini dengan sebutan Benteng Panyyua yang merupakan markas pasukan katak Kerajaan Gowa. Kerajaan Gowa-Tallo akhirnya menandatangani perjanjian Bungayya yang salah satu pasalnya mewajibkan Kerajaan Gowa untuk menyerahkan benteng ini kepada Belanda. Pada saat Belanda menempati benteng ini, nama Benteng Ujung Pandang diubah menjadi Fort Rotterdam. Cornelis Speelman sengaja memilih nama Fort Rotterdam untuk mengenang daerah kelahirannya di Belanda. Benteng ini kemudian digunakan oleh Belanda sebagai pusat penampungan rempah-rempah di Indonesia bagian timur. Di kompleks Benteng Ujung Pandang kini terdapat Museum La Galigo yang di dalamnya terdapat banyak referensi mengenai sejarah kebesaran Makassar (Gowa-Tallo) dan daerah-daerah lainnya yang ada di Sulawesi Selatan. Sebagian besar gedung benteng ini masih utuh dan menjadi salah satu objek wisata di Kota Makassar.
  • Well basically they have great collections, great story, and awesome history. But I think they should develop the way they maintained the artefact. But overall it's a good place to have hangout with friends or family.
  • Nice view strolling around here in the afternoon. Well maintained, quiet place, and historical. The gate keeper will ask you to fill the guest book and ask for a small amount of money for maintaining the place (I hope so)
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