Patung Hermes: Greek God at Harmoni Bridge


Patung Hermes or Hermes Statue is a statue of the Greek God who symbolizes trade and travel. Previously Hermes is the symbol of the genitalia and the border. Hermes statue in Jakarta is a witness to the history of the founding of Jakarta. Originating from the 18th and 19th centuries, the original statue is made of bronze weighing 70 kg and valued very high by collectors. Because the price is quite expensive, Sutiyoso – Governor of Jakarta, decided to put the original statue of Hermes at the Jakarta History Museum and make a replica to be installed on the Harmoni bridge. Statue of Hermes in Harmoni bridge is a replica and created by sculpture artists from Yogyakarta, Arsono, at cost of 150 million rupiah.

Hermes statue was originally installed in the Harmoni Bridge, the bridge that was built in 1905 as a symbol of commerce. Jakarta originally have two statues of Hermes. First is the statue located at Harmoni bridge and the second near Istiqlal Mosque overlooking the Cathedral Church. In 1970, a statue of Hermes, located near Istiqlal Mosque has been lost.

How to get here (see the route map):

From Gondangdia /Cikini go to platform 1 and  take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Juanda. Take a 15 minutes walk to the East

From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3/5 and  take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Juanda. Take a 15 minutes walk to the East

From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai. Go to platform 3/5 and  take Red Line or Blue Line heading to Jakarta Kota and stop at Juanda. Take a 15 minutes walk to the East

See the link map or the map below

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