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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  • October 1, 2017
    Sebuah ke agungan yang luar biasa. Berada di masjid ini sangat merasakan damai dan tenang. Salah satu pusat kunjungan wisata religius yang sangat terkenal di kota Banda Aceh. Masjid ini adalah situs h...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Mesjid ikonik yang saat ini lebih bagus setelah renovasi, mulai dari bagian luar hingga tempat wudhu.  more »
  • September 18, 2017
    sesuai dengan julukan kotanya "serambi mekkah" mesjid baiturrahman sangat indah aplg datang berkunjung pada malam hari  more »
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  • August 29, 2017
    The mosque is a landmark of Aceh, was built in 1912. One of beautiful mosque in Southeast Asia. If you came to Aceh, you must visit this mosque. The mosque is very beautiful and always welcome for you to visit, even you are non Muslim. You will love it.
  • August 20, 2017
    Good place to pray and spend the time with family in the afternoon waiting maghrib. Free to enter but need to wear a polite clothes (in muslim way)
  • April 18, 2017
    After so many years, which we failed to enter the Mosque, but this day.... we finally get in and have the great opportunity to explore this beautiful and the biggest mosque in Banda Aceh. Even though some part of it is still under renovation, the magnificence of the building and the structure is still astonishing. A feeling also came to me when I just entered the Mosque and stay in its inside, people of Muslim religion, I think this is the most comfortable place they would stay. I could see people playing, praying, resting, laying on the marble ground. I first experienced the Muslim culture when I visited Turkey like decades ago and now the Muslim culture is more layman, and close to people's every day life. It's not far, but just within the every day life of working. I hope the renovation could finish as soon as possible, and my next best wishes would be seeing all the amazing umbrellas open, blossom, all open for one time.
  • August 25, 2017
    So excited.. I want to pray here again and seeing for the big umbrella opens 😍😥
  • July 27, 2017
    Must visit Alhamdulillah i am able follow jumaah sholat

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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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