Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Indonesia  /  Java  /  East Java  /  Surabaya  /  Historic Sites  /  Ampel Mosque

Ampel Mosque, Surabaya

(3.5/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
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.
map
Create a full Surabaya itinerary

Plan your trip to Surabaya

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Surabaya by other users

8 days in Surabaya BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Surabaya, Yogyakarta & Jakarta BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in East Java BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Surabaya BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Surabaya BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Indonesia BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Surabaya BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Surabaya SEE PLAN May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in East Java BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Sunan Ampel Mosque is the third oldest mosque in Indonesia, founded by Raden Achmad Rachmatullah in 1421, in the territory of the kingdom of Majapahit. The mosque was built by the ancient Javanese arc...  more »
  • I used to live in Surabaya and Ampel, Surabaya's very own Arab quarter, is the place where I go to have delicious grandma style lamb dish!! First, come after the sunsets. This place is HOT. it'a souk....  more »
  • In many places for destination, Ampel is religious one which have attractive objects. From the cemetery of Sunan Ampel, Old mosque of Ampel, Arabic Kampong, Arabic food surrounding Heritage of Ampel a...  more »