Surabaya is the second largest city of Indonesia and the capital of East Java (Java Timur). This modern industrialized city possesses several tourist attractions. The submarine museum, Madura island, Mount Bromo, cool mountains of Malang and Ijen Plateau are few of them. While exploring the beauty of the city, if you are wondering where to pray in Surabaya, here is our list of recommendations.
The masjid is also known as Masjid Agung is one of the grandest mosques in Java Timur with extraordinary and amazing architecture. The domes are tiled in a unique pattern of turquoise and green, which stands out during the daytime. Visitors can even take an elevator ride up to the single minaret and then splendid city view. The spectacular interior of the mosque features a dark green tiled super-high ceiling and a beautiful Mihrab decorated with Quran calligraphy in gold. You can also head over to the Wisata Surabaya Carnival Night Market which is a 10-minute drive away, to enjoy a great variety of food and rides
Address: Jalan Masjid Al Akbar Timur No.1, Pagesangan, Jambangan, Pagesangan, Jambangan, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60274, Indonesia
This is a must-visit mosque in Surabaya where you can see a unique fusion of culture. The mosque was originally built hundreds of years ago by the Chinese Admiral Haji Muhammad Cheng Hoo for the Chinese Muslim Community in Surabaya. The exterior of the mosque is heavily influenced by Chinese and Islamic architecture and resembles a Chinese temple – with traditional tiered roofing with bright green tiles bordered with red and yellow as well as brick-red walls. The mosques stand proudly in the middle of the dwellings in Surabaya.
Address: Jl. Gading No.2, Ketabang, Genteng, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60272, Indonesia
The mosque was built in 1421 by Sunan Ampel, a religious preacher in Surabaya, and is the third oldest mosque in Indonesia. This well-respected leader died in 1481 and his grave is located towards the west of the mosque. The mosque stands tall on large white pillars and the tomb complex consists of walled courtyards and gateways. The Arabic and Islamic influenced architecture and its bright spacious interior with decorative pillars are worth seeing. An auspicious well towards the left of the mosque is said to strengthen the power of pledges or vows. The mosque is a popular tourist spot in Surabaya too, and there are some good places to buy souvenirs and sample local cuisine within the area.
Address: Pegirian, Semampir, Ampel, Semampir, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60153, Indonesia
Masjid Rahmat is one of the oldest mosques in Surabaya that is a rich part of history. It is framed the by the decorative arched entrance that leads out into the courtyard, the large white dome and the two decorative minarets all of which are influenced by Islamic architecture. Wooden doors lead to the spacious, comfortable interior of the masjid that has a serene surrounding for peaceful prayers with marble green pillars and a domed ceiling. Apart from the prayer area, it is open for all travellers and is a must-visit mosque in Surabaya.
Address: Jalan Kembang Kuning No.79-81, Darmo, Wonokromo, Darmo, Wonokromo, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60256, Indonesia
This is the main mosque of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh (ITS) situated close to the university. The peaceful mosque supported by white pillars and decorated with rich Islamic architectural design has a lovely garden providing shade for the travellers. The university students often gather here during their short breaks and lecture discussions. Despite the hot weather outside, the mosque interior gives a cool and relaxed feeling – the interior is bright with a polished marble floor with a conical ceiling. The mosque can also hold a large number of worshippers.
Address: Kampus ITS, Jalan Raya ITS Campus, Sukolilo, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60111, Indonesia
This mosque is located closer to Balaikota (city hall), also surrounded by schools and shopping malls. Situated in a crowded surrounding, it is visited by a large number of people, especially passing travellers and people in the area. The mosque was renovated in 2016 and has a spacious interior with wooden pillars and a prayer area with a marble flooring - the ablution area is much larger too. It is now a comfortable, peaceful environment for prayers and features decorative tiles in Islamic artistic style adorning the speaker’s podium.
Address: Jl. Jimerto No.25-27, Ketabang, Genteng, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60272, Indonesia