The Masjid Al Akbar Surabaya, more familiarly known as the Grand Mosque of Surabaya, is one of the biggest mosques in South East Asia. With its unique and beautiful architecture, it is not surprising to know that many local and foreign tourists come to see the mosque in its entire splendor.
The Masjid Al Akbar is found along the Surabya-Sidoarjo Highway that connects Surabaya to the Juanda Airport. The most imposing component of the mosque is its remarkably teal-colored large dome and four smaller dome-shaped Limasan. The mosque is also equipped with a 99 meter high tower that stands among the domes. The mosque’s most unique feature is its large dome, which looks somewhat like a half egg with a height of 27 meters and 1.5 layers. The mosque towers high above the surrounding skyline, making it a true sight to behold. With its striking features and even bigger façade, it is then not hard to find Masjid Al Akbar from afar. [Read more…]