20 Mosques to explore in Indonesia
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Akbar At-Taqwa Grand Mosque is a mosque located in Bengkulu City, Bengkulu Province, Indonesia, and it serves as the main mosque of the city. The groundbreaking of the mosque begun in 1988 and the construction finished in 1989. The mosque resembles the colonial-era palace building as seen from the park, and is spacious with the arrangement of a garden in the courtyard and a small square in the palace yard.
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a Mosque located in the center of Banda Aceh city, Aceh Province, Indonesia. The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque is a symbol of religion, culture, spirit, strength, struggle and nationalism of the Acehnese people. The mosque is a landmark of Banda Aceh and has survived the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The Great Mosque of Central Java is a mosque in the city of Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia. The architectural style of the mosque is believed as a mix of Javanese and Greece styles. Also, the mosque has a unique giant hydraulic umbrella that can open and close automatically.
It is the largest mosque in West Sumatra and the second largest mosque in Sumatra. It is located in Padang Utara Subdistrict, Padang, West Sumatra. The main building consists of three floors. The main prayer hall is located on the second floor. The mosque is able to accommodate 20,000 people.
A beautiful mosque that was located in the heart of the South Kalimantan which was built in the Dutch colonial period. The main structure of Jami 'Martapura made of ironwood. Wood is used as a raw material for the walls and floor of the mosque. It is one of the great examples of Middle Eastern architecture.
Samarinda Islamic Center Mosque, also known as Baitul Muttaqien Mosque, is a mosque located in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, which is one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia. It situates at the foreground of Mahakam River, and it has seven minarets and a huge dome. The mosque has seven minarets, and the main tower reaches 99 meters, which is a reference to the Asmaul Husna, or the 99 names of Allah. The main tower consists of building with 15 floors and each floor has height of an average of
Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Sunni mosque in term of capacity. This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence and named "Istiqlal", an Arabic word for "independence". The mosque was opened to the public 22 February 1978. Within Jakarta, the mosque is positioned next to Merdeka Square and the Jakarta Cathedral.
An-Nur Great Mosque is a mosque located in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia. Construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1968. The mosque can accommodate about 4,500 worshipers. It is one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia. Seen from the side of the building, the mosque has influences from various architectural styles: Malay, Turkish, Arabic and Indian. The building consists of three floors. The top level is used for prayer and the lower level for offices and meeting rooms. It is now one of the
Great Mosque of Banten is a historic mosque in Old Banten, 10 km north of Serang, Indonesia. The 16th-century mosque was one of the few surviving remnants of what used to be the port city of Banten, the most prosperous trading center in the Indonesian archipelago after the fall of Demak Sultanate in mid-16th century.
Masjid Jami Kampung Baru Inpak, also known as Masjid Kampung Baru or Bandengan Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Jakarta, Indonesia. It is located at Jalan Bandengan Selatan, Pekojan, Tambora, Jakarta, close to Masjid Al-Anshor. It is one of the mosques that was built by the Muslim merchants from India, who used to travel and live in Batavia. The mosque has been designated as a cultural heritage by the provincial government of DKI Jakarta.
Great Mosque of Medan or Masjid Raya Al Mashun is a mosque located in Medan, Indonesia. The mosque was built in the year 1906 and completed in 1909. In the beginning of its establishment, the mosque was a part of the Maimun palace complex. Its architectural style combines Middle Eastern, Indian and Spanish elements. The mosque has an octagonal shape and has wings to the south, east, north and west.
The Grand Mosque of Bandung, previously known as the Great Mosque of Bandung, is a mosque in Bandung, the provincial capital of West Java, Indonesia. The mosque received the status of provincial mosque of West Java Province in 2004. It is located on the east side of the alun-alun of Bandung.
Grand Mosque of Sabilal Muhtadin is the largest mosque in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, Indonesia, in terms of capacity to accommodate people. The name chosen for this Banjarmasin Sultan Mosque is a tribute and appreciation to the late Grand Scholars, Sheikh Muhammad al-Banjary Arsyad, who had developed Islam in the kingdom of Banjar or South Kalimantan region now.
Indrapuri Old Mosque is a mosque in Indrapuri, Indonesia. Constructed in the early 17th-century, it is the oldest mosque in Aceh Province. The mosque was built on top of the base of a former 12th-century Hindu temple from the Hindu Kingdom of Lamuri of North Sumatra. It is one of the best tourist attractions in Aceh.
Wapauwe Old Mosque is a historic mosque in Kaitetu village, a village in the Wawane Mountains on the north part of cape Keitetu, Maluku, Indonesia. Established in 1414, it is the oldest mosque in the Moluccas and possibly the oldest mosque in Indonesia which has been maintained in its original state.
Sultan Suriansyah Mosque is the oldest mosque in South Kalimantan. Built about 300 years ago during the reign of Tuan Guru, the first Banjarese King to convert to Islam. The mosque is located in the village of Kuin Utara, in Banjarmasin. This location was near the site where the palace complex was before annihilated by the colonial Dutch. The roof is layered, showing Banjar's pre-Islamic architecture. Unique to old mosques of Banjar, the mihrab has its own roof, separated from the main building