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Ampel Mosque, Surabaya

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Experience a part of Indonesian heritage at Ampel Mosque. Pay a visit to this holy site, built in 1421 by Sunan Ampel--one of the first people to spread Islam in Indonesia. Designed with a fusion of Javanese and Arab Islamic styles, the mosque features a teak construction thought by locals to have protective powers: during an invasion of the city by foreign troops, the mosque survived unscathed. Take a walk around the historical grounds, and observe the lively atmosphere of the surrounding Arab quarter. You can find many places to eat and a variety of Arab-themed shops in the vicinity. For Ampel Mosque and beyond, use our Surabaya trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Surabaya vacation.
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  • Set in the Arab quarter, the mosque feels a little bit like Middle East, just more humid. If you are keen on a historical 15th century mosque, you will likely be disappointed. Most of the area is occu...  more »
  • This is one of the famous mosque in Indonesia. This mosque built by Sunan Ampel who spread Islam in Surabaya. Sunan Ampel is one of the Wali Songo - they are synonymous to Islam in Java Island because...  more »
  • This is one of very famous mosque in Indonesia. This mosque built by Sunan Ampel who spread islam in Surabaya. Sunan Ampel is one of Wali Songo that are very famous in Java Island because of their kno...  more »