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 at the forefront of your travel plans using our Banda Aceh tourist route planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    ibarat kata,kalau tidak mengunjungi Masjid Baiturrahman berarti belum pergi ke Aceh, nilai sejarah yang sangat kental di masjid ini,ditambah lagi saat ini sudah dilengkapi teknologi payung raksasa oto...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Sejak perang belanda tahun 1876, mesjid raya menjadi ikon perjuangan rakyat Aceh. Mulai dari dibakar oleh belanda, menjadi tempat perlindungan saat tsunami 2004, mesijd ini menjadi sebuah saksi bisu p...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Menjadi ikon Kota Banda Aceh, bangunan masjid ini merupakan peninggalan jaman Belanda dan saat ini terdapat payung payung besar dihalaman masjid.  more »
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  • 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.
  • July 9, 2017
    comfort and grand place for shalat, pray, read the Qur'an, well facilitate, really enjoyed being here
  • March 11, 2017
    Beautiful mosque, worth a visit. Be aware that shorts are not accepted for men, yet you can buy some long leg clothes on the market beside. You can go respectfully inside, even tough it's only for muslims.
  • June 8, 2017
    Beautiful, lively mosque. Been there for tarawih, the Imam is superb
  • June 21, 2017
    historical yet magnificent. A must visit place

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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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