Indonesia is well known for the harmony of the religions’ diversity, there are five big religions which are recognized by the Indonesian government, those are Islam, Christian, Catholic, Hindu, and Buddhist. With those religions’ diversity, Indonesian people live in harmony as unity. That is why there are many houses of worship for the five big religions in Indonesia, and one of them is church. Here are the interesting churches you must visit in Indonesia.
This church has been built for over than 150 years ago when Indonesia was ruled under the Dutch colony, it was built in 1810 exactly. That is why Jakarta Cathedral has the gothic style in it, and that is why it is the one of the interesting building in Indonesia, because it is the typical of the European building.
Not too far from Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, there is another cathedral stood in Bogor. That is Bogor Cathedral, which was built in the 1896 by the Dutch colony. This Cathedral includes the oldest cathedral in Indonesia with the neo gothic architecture.
Red church is located in Kediri, East Java. This church was built in 1904 and it has the gothic architecture influences in it. Formerly, this church is plain white, but in the early of 2005, this church was renovated and then it was turned to be red, and then it is called red church.
Blenduk church is the oldest church ever built in the Central Java, it was built in 1753. Blenduk church is located in Semarang, because Semarang in the past was the residence of the Dutch Governance in Central java.
Mojowarno stood as the oldest protestant church in Indonesia, located in Jombang, East Java, Mojowarno curch was built in 1881 by the Dutch Colony at that time. This church is always full of congregations in every Christ ceremony.
Kepanjen church is a Surabaya’s oldest church. It was built in 1815 during the Dutch colonialism in Indonesia. This is unique church, since it was built by the red brick, makes the church looks red, and the style is a European gothic style.
Kayu Tangan Church
Kayu Tangan church is located in the middle of the Malang City, East java. This church was built in 1906. Just like the other colonial era church, Kayu Tangan chruch was built by the Dutch and it has the neo gothic of European style.
Maria Annai Velangkanni
Maria Annai Velangkanni is not looked like a church; even it is looked like a Hindu Temple. This is a unique church located in Medan, North Sumatera. This church is like a Hindu temple because the founder is an Indian, so it has the Indian architecture in it. This is a new church was built in 2001, and the name taken from Indian language.
Larantuka is a Catholic church which is located in Flores, Indonesia. This church was built in 1862 and ever burnt out once because this church was made of bamboo and thatch. But it was rebuilt in 1901.
This cathedral is located in Manado and it is recognized as the most majestic church in the Eastern Indonesia. This cathedral was built in 2003 and finished in 2010. It has three style of architecture style; those are Byzantium, Romanesque, and Gothic.