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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. Plan your Fort Rotterdam visit and explore what else you can see and do in Makassar using our Makassar vacation planner.
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  • I like itu the interior, the design ia very unique , the place was a history place in Makassar, inside of the Fort you can see many things about Makassar, the goverment have a good Maintenance foto th...  more »
  • The fort itself wasn't that interesting in my opinion but it was nice to see. You make a "donation" when you enter the fort but really it can be anything - we only had 1600 RP (and big notes) and they...  more »
  • This is a good start to know parts of Indonesian history. Makassar was one of the first cities/places to fall into the Dutch hands. The fort has been restored and maintained quite well. However, they ...  more »
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  • It's a place with historical background. You can enjoy sunset here above the ruined fort. Good place to take a selfie
  • Historical place with good preserved building. It was a fine evening when I strolled around accompanied by a local guide. It was also provided many nice spot for photoshoot 😊
  • So much envy that Makassar have this such a magnificently historic place. This place is free (they sell ticket inside to get in the museum). But some security guy will ask you "seikhlasnya" only if you look like a tourist. In my case, I left suspicious look and they let me in. Oh, prepare for the crowd. :)
  • The best historic tourism place in makassar.. Inside of it, you can see a lot of historic things and also photos.. It's pretty small though but interesting
  • There are some local tour guide that can help visitor explain about this historical site. At the entrance you are ask to give some money as per your will. No entrance fee.

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There has been a slight upturn in Makassar's options for places to stay in the recent past, thanks to an increase in the area's tourism industry. A solid selection of three- to five-star hotels centers at the heart of the city and also dots the outskirts. Makassar definitely has you covered where luxury is concerned; expect plenty of air-conditioned rooms, top-quality annexed restaurants, swimming pools, gyms, and spa and wellness centers. Budget-friendly accommodations are a little thinner unfortunately, so guesthouses and homestays represent the best value for the budget-conscious traveler.
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