Central Java Grand Mosque, Semarang

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#2 of 12 in Historic Sites in Semarang
Admire the sleek modern design and contemplative atmosphere of Central Java Grand Mosque. The U-shaped mosque complex features three large buildings arranged around a central courtyard. The middle building combines the pyramid shape of a typical Javanese house roof with the dome and minarets of a mosque. Six vast, hydraulic umbrellas in the courtyard provide shade and shelter during Friday prayers and other holy occasions when large crowds congregate there. After wandering around the mosque, climb to the top of the adjacent tower--used for the call to prayer--for sweeping views of the surrounding landscape. The tower also houses a museum and restaurant. Arrange your visit to Central Java Grand Mosque and discover more family-friendly attractions in Semarang using our Semarang trip planner .
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  • By the time I get there is appropriate time dzuhur. So the entrance of the mosque from the front far enough. If you come in when the time of day so it is advisable to pass part of the edge of the mosque, as if through the front of the floor will be very hot.
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  • A very magnificent mosque consists of du temoat plus floor spacious yg dilantai basic ablutions, there is large terdisplay Al-Quran in mosques ... in front of the mosque there is a tower that could be visited with the entrance fee of Rp. 7,500, in the Tower of the tesrsebut there is a museum about the Islamic tower roof terrace as well, also we can use the binoculars with the enter coin Rp. 1,000 for duration for approximately 1 minutes, if you don't bring the coins, there is a place penukarannya kok there.. the mosque is particularly suitable when visited in the afternoon or morning..
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  • There is a mosque in the Al-Quran. Spacious ablution, mukena provided in mosques. There is a separation between the place of men's and women's prayer. Outside the mosque, there is a spacious place that can be used to gather. No need to worry kehujanan, because there is a giant sculpture that can be developed when it rains.
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  • Very spacious place for mosque with large parking area, commonly also known / used for wedding place. Having food court and souvenirs shop. There is no entry fee ticket (but there is parking fee), the common issue is the traffic of the road to access this place.
  • لَا تَقُمْ فِيهِ أَبَدًا ۚ لَمَسْجِدٌ أُسِّسَ عَلَى التَّقْوَىٰ مِنْ أَوَّلِ يَوْمٍ أَحَقُّ أَنْ تَقُومَ فِيهِ ۚ فِيهِ رِجَالٌ يُحِبُّونَ أَنْ يَتَطَهَّرُوا ۚ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُطَّهِّرِينَ Do not stand [for prayer] within it - ever. A mosque founded on righteousness from the first day is more worthy for you to stand in. Within it are men who love to purify themselves; and Allah loves those who purify themselves. (Q.S. At-Taubah:108)
  • Captivated by the beauty of such religious place like Masjid Agung, the location is quite strategic, such a beautiful mosque with lots of Islamic art inside, the mosque area is huge, as well as the parking lot, you can see tons of local tourist who spend time there to pray and sometimes you will see some foreigners too.
  • The mosque is magnificient. But the surroundings are full of rubbish. Such a pity.
  • The Grand Mosque of Central Java Masjid Agung Jawa Tengah (MAJT) in Semarang was considered the largest mosque in Central Java. The complex was completely built in 5 years, starting from 2001 to 2006, on an endowed land of 294.4 acres. The architecture displayed greco roman as well as islamic and javanese influences. At the front, 25 pillars and and arches might remind you of roman colosseum while the limasan roofing was a strong hint of javanese traditional house. Arabic calligraphy inside and total number of the pillars represented 25 holly prophet in Islamic belief showed us where the idea comes from Ambassadors from 6 islamic coutries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt and Palestine) attended the ground breaking. The mosque was officially functional after the inauguration on November 14, 2006.
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