While there are many great places to visit in Surabaya, you may not want to miss the Al-Akbar Grand Mosque. There are many things you can learn about the history of the unique building. This is located on Pagesangan Street, Jambangan, Surabaya. It was established so long ago, in August of 1995 to be exact. It has a modern architecture. There are several interesting facts you need to know about the mosque. When it comes to sizes, this is only second to the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta. Can you imagine how huge it actually is? This is why we suggest you come to the place to figure out the unique construction and any other thing related to the mosque.
It occupies an area of 11.2 hectares. The building itself is 28.509 square meters. It looks magnificent not only from the outside, but the interior is also sublime. As you steps into the building, you will feel how great the mosque is. It is a two-storey building. The facilities are quite comprehensive. Aside from the lifts, you can also find many other things. From the top of the tower, you can see the city views. Yes, you will be happy to witness the wonderful landscape of Surabaya.
Is it free to get into this place? No, you need to get your ticket first. It is not expensive, though. By paying Rp. 3,000 for a ticket, you can explore the remarkable building. Speaking of the facilities, there are many you can find there. There is a secretariat office along with sound system and dozens of chairs. Since the interior is pretty ample, it can actually accommodate hundreds of people at once. The unique structure is one the lures. The dome and the mosque make things really feel so special. The same goes for the exterior. You will see the unique carvings and calligraphy. There are some 45 doors built around due to how huge the building is.