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5 Recreational Places in Central Jakarta Apart from Malls

5 Recreational Places in Central Jakarta Apart from Malls

JalanJalanMen! - Central Jakarta is a busy city that is the center of politics, government, industry, economy and business. 

But, that doesn't mean you can't go to a place that is always busy with activities. The proof is that there are still many interesting spots that can be used as exciting recreational spots in Central Jakarta.

Destinations for Recreational Places in Central Jakarta Apart from Malls

Then, which recreation areas in Central Jakarta are the most interesting to visit besides malls? Check out the following reviews…

1. National Monument (Monas)

The National Monument or Monas is a recreational area in Central Jakarta which is the most interesting to visit. This is a place of recreation as well as an icon of the splendor of Jakarta.

If you want to visit Monas, then you can come to Medan Merdeka Square, Central Jakarta. 

In this place, you will see how high and majestic the national monument, which reaches 132 meters high.

This place is always crowded with tourists. The monument made of gold at the top offers a beautiful view of the capital that can be seen from the top of Monas.

Inside, you can also find a museum that contains dioramas, see reliefs of Indonesian history, and also hear recordings of the proclamation.

National Monument Entrance Fee

Monas Peak

  • Adult : IDR 15,000
  • Student : IDR 8.000
  • Child : IDR 4,000

Grail & Museum

  • Adult : IDR 5,000
  • Student : IDR 3,000
  • Child : IDR 2,000
  • Jakcard* : Rp15.000

National Monument Facilities

  • Recreation and Enjoying Monas Park
  • Sports Activities
  • Dancing Fountain Attractions at Monas
  • Seeing Deer
  • Visiting the National History Museum
  • View of the Capital from Monas
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Enjoying Fine Arts
  • Enjoy Culinary and Various Souvenirs at Lenggang Jakarta
  • Toilet
  • Parking area

Address and Route

Gambir, Gambir District, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta

2. Ismail Marzuki Park

Taman Ismail Marzuki is a recreational park that is a place for art and culture. 

The park, which is located on Jalan Cikini Raya, Central Jakarta, has a complete building to support various cultural arts activities.

Starting from the exhibition hall, archive building, gallery, cinema, and 6 modern theaters, there are Taman Ismail Marzuki. 

This park also has a Planetarium as a vehicle for educational tourism. From this planetarium, you can see the splendor of the sky which is studded with celestial objects.

Taman Ismail Marzuki regularly also holds various kinds of performing arts events. So if you go there at the right time, you can watch various puppet shows, poetry, drama, dance, music, painting, and films.

Ismail Marzuki Park Ticket Prices

  • HTM : Free
  • Theater Koma : Rp. 60,000-Rp.500,000.00
  • Planetarium Jakarta : IDR 5,000,0- IDR 12,000.00
  • XXI TEAM : IDR 35,000.00- IDR 50,000.00

Ismail Marzuki Park Facilities

  • Toilet
  • prayer room
  • Food court
  • library
  • Bookstore
  • IKJ Building
  • Parking area
  • garden
  • ATM platform
  • Grand Theater
  • Small Theater
  • Graha Bakti Budaya
  • Copyright Gallery II
  • Copyright Gallery III
  • Jakarta Art Building
  • Miss Tjitjih's building
  • Gedung Wayang Orang Baratha
  • Planetarium
  • Cinema XXI

Ismail Marzuki Park Address and Route

Jl. Cikini Raya No.73, RT.8/RW.2, Cikini, Kec. Menteng, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 10330

3. Cathedral Church

The cathedral church is not an ordinary church that is only used as a place of worship.

A church located at Jalan Cathedral no 7B, Central Jakarta is also famous as a recreational destination, as well as a place of worship for its people.

The interesting thing about this church is the building that carries the European architectural style of the past. 

The building looks majestic and elegant so that many tourists are attracted to witness this work of art firsthand.

Moreover, this church has a calm and peaceful atmosphere. In one part of this building there is also a museum called the cathedral museum. 

This is a museum that has been named the best in Jakarta in the category of cultural heritage.

Jakarta Cathedral Church Entrance Ticket Prices

  • Free

Jakarta Cathedral Church Facilities

  • Worship place
  • Toilet
  • Parking area

Address and Route Location of Jakarta Cathedral Church

Jl. Cathedral No.7B, Ps. Baru, Sawah Besar District, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 10710

4. Pasar Baru (The New Market)

Recreation to Pasar Baru will be an exciting experience. This trading area has been around since 1820. Yes, this is the oldest shopping center in Jakarta.

In addition to shopping, the Pasar Baru is also a recreational destination in Central Jakarta which is visited by many local and foreign tourists. 

The main attraction of Pasar Baru lies in the architecture of the building which is a combination of European and Chinese style.

Pasar Baru Ticket Prices

  • HTM : Free

Pasar Baru Facilities

  • ATM & Toilet

Pasar Baru Location Address and Route

Sawah Besar District, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta

5. Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque is a moslem place of worship located in Central Jakarta. In addition to being a place of worship, the Istiqlal mosque also functions as a place for religious tourism. 

This Grand Mosque does have its own charm that is able to attract local and foreign tourists.

This is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia which can accommodate about 200,000 people. This large and magnificent mosque also has a distinctive and beautiful building design.

This mosque has a minaret as high as 90 meters with a dome diameter of 45 meters wide.

Istiqlal Mosque Entrance Ticket Prices

  • Free

Istiqlal Mosque Facilities

  • Worship place
  • garden
  • Toilet
  • Parking area

Istiqlal Mosque Location Address and Route

Ps. Baru, Sawah Besar District, Central Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta 10710


Those are the Destinations for Recreational Places in Central Jakarta Apart from Malls that you can use as a reference for your vacation.

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