Fort Rotterdam, Makassar

3.4
#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Sulawesi
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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  • quite interesting but, in my opinion, a guide is needed (in English) (we paid him 100 K: which is reasonable because the visit takes an hour)
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  • It is a good place for historians, It has many photos of several traditional life in Sulawesi in colonialism era. The entrance ticket is only 5000 for local tourism. And 10.000 rupiah for foreigners.  more »
  • Datang kesini, pengunjungnya sedikit, perwawatanya bagus, lihat2 bekas penjara, dan konstruksi bangunan2 tua pada zaman itu  more »
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  • Well maintained historical place with good view. The only annoying thing was the gate keeper staff that asked money, not for admission ticket, but for his own pocket money.
  • This is one of the icon of Makassar. This historical building complex consists of a number of buildings. A visit to Makassar would not be complete unless you spent some time walking around this fort. I personally think that this building should be conserved for its historical value.
  • This historical place is good, but the people aren't. too much vandalism at the fort. Sepi, tidak banyak orang ke sini
  • this is a historical site which houses the I La Galigo museum of the Makassar/Bugis culture and history. It's in great shape and hosts various local community events.
  • Tourist place banget sih. Tapi wajar banget banyak yang kesana, tempatnya enak buat nyantai. Bisa liat sunset dari bagian atas benteng, bisa piknik di rumput hijaunya, trus dekat sama tempat wisata yang lain seperti pantai losari dan beberapa pulau sekitar kota makassar. Kalau ke Makassar, wajib banget kesini.

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