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Bledug Church Semarang Tourist Destination



Even Indonesia is the country with the biggest numbers of Muslim people, this country has five religions which are legally allowed that are Islam, Christian, Hindu, Buddha, and Kong Hu Cu or Confucianism. In this country, we can visit a lot of religious sites which are historical and popular for each religion. For Christian religious sites, there are some churches we can visit.

Bledug Curch Semarang, Indonesia

Bledug Curch Semarang, Indonesia

One of the historical churches in Indonesia is Bledug Church in Semarang City, administration capital of Central Java province. This hexagonal church was built by Dutchmen lived there in 1753, made it as the oldest church in Java Island. Bledug itself is a name used by local people to call it which means dome as its roof is a bronze plated dome. The real name of this church is Protestant Church In Western Indonesia Immanuel but for tourist destination term of Bledug becomes more popular. This church has two towers one in each side. The architectural style here is pseudo baroque, combination of neoclassic and renaissance. It has big piano pipes that are adhered to the wall. The chairs inside made from classic brown wood and still are used to pray by Christians so people are not allowed to disturb.

Inside Bledug Curch

Inside Bledug Curch

This church is open every day. People only need to ask security men to open the door and they will gladly open it. There is no fee to enter this church and people are allowed to take picture both inside and outside the church. It is located in “old city” in Semarang and is easy to reach by car, bus, and taxi.


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