Old City, as the Indonesian translation goes, is the location of the original Batavia which was developed during the 1600s.
The main attraction in these parts is the architecture and a few old museums, but sadly none of this is really impressive until you reach the centre of the district.
In the centre of Kota is a large square called Taman Fatahillah which is ringed by a number of fine buildings such as the ones housing Cafe Batavia and the Fatahillah museum.
A walk through the backstreets of Kota may well generate some good photo opportunities but the charm of the area can be somewhat of a challenge to discover.
Last updated on 17th October, 2012.