Lawang Sewu Building, Semarang

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Take a tour of Lawang Sewu Building, a cultural and architectural landmark. Built in the early 20th century as the head office for the Dutch East Indies Railway Company, the building comprises three floors and displays an ornamental design that incorporates both Western and Eastern influences. Visit the on-site museum and discover the history of the building and town. Believed by some to be haunted, the huge landmark retains an air of mystery, attracting plenty of ghost hunters each year. Using our online itinerary creator, Semarang attractions like Lawang Sewu Building can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • They are open till 5pm with security protocol in front of the ticket office. In the corona pandemic, they only opened in a few areas. Cleanliness is a major issue at Lawang Sewu, and the worst part...  more »
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  • One of Historical Landmarks in Semarang. Lawang Sewu is one of the most wonderful colonial buildings from the Dutch East Indies, perhaps the greatest from the first decade of the twentieth century. It is a splendidly extravagant with its domes, stained glass ornamentation, hundreds of wooden doors and shutters and long, breezy verandas. Originally the headquarters of a private railway concession, it later fell into disuse and dilapidation. However, it has novw been restored and opened as a museum.
  • Lawang Sewu is one of the most wonderful colonial buildings from the Dutch East Indies, perhaps the greatest from the first decade of the twentieth century. It is a splendidly extravagant with its domes, stained glass ornamentation, hundreds of wooden doors and shutters and long, breezy verandas. Originally the headquarters of a private railway concession, it later fell into disuse and dilapidation. However, it has now been restored and opened as a museum. Entrance costs 10,000 rupiah. Come for the architecture more than the exhibits.

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