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Istana Merdeka

Istana Merdeka, known as the Merdeka Palace in English, is a palace located in central Jakarta, Indonesia. Istana Merdeka is the official residence of the president of Indonesia and was once the home of the Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies when Indonesia was under colonial rule. The palace was given its current name, which means “freedom,” after Indonesia earned its independence from the Dutch in the 1940s. Now Istana Merdeka is the official venue for state events and national ceremonies, as well as to greet visiting ambassadors and dignitaries from other countries.

  • Take a guided tour of Istana Merdeka whilst in Jakarta and an expert guide will point out all of the interesting design features and rooms, as well as explain their cultural and historical significance.
  • Visit Jakarta on Indonesian Independence Day (August 17th) and watch the president give his speech, as well as enjoy the main events that take place at Istana Merdeka on that day.
  • Take a stroll around the exterior of Istana Merdeka to enjoy the well-manicured grounds, fountains, and sculptures that dapple the area.

The Istana Merdeka is located adjacent to Merdeka Square, so it is not hard to reach using Jakarta’s public transportation system. The best way to get around Jakarta is aboard the LRT that snakes throughout the city. The closest stop to Istana Merdeka is the Pasar Seni station that is about a twenty-minute walk away from the palace. You can also catch taxis at the station that will take you directly to Istana Merdeka if you do not want to make the walk. The palace is often closed to the public, so be sure to plan ahead.

Hotels near Istana Merdeka

122 hotels near Istana Merdeka

1 Grand Mercure Jakarta Harmoni

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4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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2 Ascott Kuningan Jakarta

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3 Alila Hotel Jakarta

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4 Citadines Rasuna Jakarta

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5 Hotel Borobudur Jakarta

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6 Mercure Jakarta Sabang

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7 all seasons Jakarta Gajah Mada

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8 favehotel Tanah Abang Cideng

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Offering accessible location and comfortable accommodations in contemporary style, favehotel Tanah Abang Cideng makes for a suitable base for travellers on vacation or corporate trip to Jakarta.... More

9 The Sultan Hotel Jakarta

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10 Kempinski Hotel Jakarta

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