Kota Ambon attractions

Museum in Kota Ambon

Museum Siwalima

This modest museum is ten minutes south of Kota Ambon, set in sloping landscaped gardens adorned with Japanese and Dutch cannons and a scowling statue of Pattimura, parang (machete) aloft. The collection is dedicate…
Cemetery in Kota Ambon

Commonwealth War Cemetery

Known to locals as the Australian Cemetery, this neatly manicured cemetery was designed by a British landscape architect in honour of Allied servicemen who died in Maluku and the Sulawesi in WWII. To add to its poig…
Fortress in Kota Ambon

Benteng Victoria

Undramatic Benteng Victoria (out of bounds due to army use) is a Dutch-era fortress. The site of Indonesian national hero Pattimura's hanging, it’s fronted by a gilded statue of Slamet Riyadi, an Indonesian commande…
Mosque in Kota Ambon

Masjid Raya al-Fatah

The town’s biggest mosque, Masjid Raya al-Fatah is a modern concrete affair, its gold-and-brown onion dome visible across much of central Ambon. Non-Muslims can visit outside of prayer times.
Church in Kota Ambon

Francis Xavier Cathedral

Named for the Basque missionary who visited Maluku in the 16th century, Francis Xavier Cathedral has a facade crusted with statues of saints and glimmering steeples.
Monument in Kota Ambon

Peace Gong

This central landmark next to Pattimura Park was unveiled in 2009 and bears the flags of all nations.
Monument in Kota Ambon

Trikora Monument

A 1962 monument to the 'liberation' of West Papua.