One more tourist attractions worth a visit during a vacation to Yogyakarta which is the Cultural City of Yogyakarta. The location is still dragged Malioboro Street Yogyakarta. “Fort Vredeburg“, this fort also became one of the tourist destinations and the best place to travel in September 2017 for anyone visiting this city of Yogyakarta, both local and foreign tourists.
Vredeburg Castle in addition to the heritage of cultural heritage, inside there is also a museum that can be a history lesson for us. The fort was built in 1765 by the Dutch East Indies Government which aims to resist the attack from the Yogyakarta Palace. The fort is rectangular with four watchtowers on each corner and a stronghold that allows the Dutch troops to walk around while on guard, and the fort is also surrounded by a moat.
Besides having a high historical value and the right moment to fill the holidays to Yogyakarta and become the best place to travel in September and October, this fort is also used as a learning arena for our children by introducing the history of Mataram people struggle. What is interesting here with this strong fort, in every camp to this day can be used to walk around the fort while introducing history. Apart from being a cultural heritage, this fort was also used as a museum, the Museum of Yogyakarta Fortress was originally called “Rustenburg Castle” which means “Castle of the Rest” which was built by the Dutch in 1760. In 1765 the fort was renamed “Benteng Vredeburg” which means “Citadel of Peace “.
On November 23, 1992, the National Museum of Struggle was renamed “Museum Benteng Yogyakarta”. The museum contains the restored Dutch heritage buildings, dioramas depicting struggles, collections of historical objects, photographs, and paintings of the national struggle.