Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, Banda Aceh

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Observe the Mughal revival architecture of Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, with its seven black domes, eight minarets, and 32 slender pillars. The original mosque, completed in 1881, featured only one dome and minaret, but several expansions enhanced the structure's architecture in the 20th century. The onsite museum remembers the 2004 tsunami, during which many of the surrounding buildings were flattened and the mosque served as a refuge. Make sure to wear clothing suitable for sacred sites when you visit the mosque. Put Baiturrahman Grand Mosque into our Banda Aceh trip itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Second visit, lots of changes and surprises. More like dimasjid when people pray Fajr because more quiet, not crowded, can enjoy the view of the indahnyanya mosque freely without an extended NET umbrella that closes a beautiful mosque.
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  • Rickshaw ride from the Inn, the cool sore2. LIAT yg Banda Aceh again build. Pengen liat Baiturahman which he said makin bagus. Abang Beca group nagnter until the entrance of the newly completed I think. So now there are basements for parking a vehicle and a kind of corridor toward an area of the mosque courtyard. Footwear can leave pfd officers. Up on the pages of the mosque that was already on the floor tiles, rame visitors from mana2. My intention of prayer is ASR plural dzuhur and thank God were fulfilled.
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  • Whatever road we take in Banda Aceh, it will lead to Baiturrachman Mosque. Always full with visitors. The best time to visit is between 10:00am to 11:30am. As Banda Aceh is very hot get ready with you...  more »
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  • A lot had been said about this mosque. In 2007 this mosque had been upgraded with the aid from Saudi Arabia. It has a good underground parking, a mini park in its compound, a beautiful ablution centre and underground rooms that can be used for conferences, just to mention a few. I wonder if those rooms can be used as bunkers. The marble tiles upon scrutinising show that they are cut from the same plane of a mountain. Some are intricately rearranged to its original position. But most are placed at random especially the ones in the mosque.
  • I’m a non-Muslim traveller and I’m allow to visit this mosque . The security guard are friendly and well explained the rules of mosque. Entrance is free but they provide me a Muslim clothes to put on it as I don’t need to change. there is small room in guardbooth to put on the Muslim wear as don’t need to change also. The guard told me u are allow walk around the mosque but not allow to step on the marble floor so I can’t enter inside the mosque. Im allowed to take video or photo around mosque area. This place is crowded during prayer time but non of tourist visit. Prayers there are super friendly to request take photo with them maybe the reason because no many tourist visit this beautiful mosque.
  • Feel so lucky to have a chance visit this sacred place and pray here. May this place stand and livable forever.
  • Strategis place in central of Aceh city, one of the most heritage that Muslim should pray/visit this mosque, the design may remember us with nabawi mosque in madinah,
  • Alhamdulillah, I am happy that I have a chance to visit this historical mosque, masya Allah

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Backpackers looking for budget-friendly accommodations will tend to struggle in Banda Aceh, as most of the affordable hotels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels don't seem to accept foreign tourists. The budget-conscious may want to check out lodgings in nearby Pulau Weh. midrange options exist in convenient locations, however, with nearby amenities such as supermarkets, museums, restaurants, and Internet cafes generally within walking distance. Do bring a phrasebook, as not all hosts or hotel staff will speak English.
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