Indonesia becomes the country with the largest amount of Muslim community. That makes you can easily find a mosque in every corner of Indonesian regions. As the most sacred place to pray, mosques in Indonesia were built properly with the greatest architecture process.
Speaking of mosques building in Indonesia, you will be amazed by the greatest architecture and biggest building of them. Commonly, the local government try to manage to build the biggest one as the iconic landmark of the city.
This time, we will bring you to see some of Indonesia’s biggest mosques that have gorgeous architects. Check them out below!
1. The Istiqlal Mosque
The Istiqlal mosque becomes one of the biggest mosques in Indonesia located in the center of Jakarta. It was built around 1961 under the first Soekarno presidency and finish around 1978. The government claims it takes about US$12 million to build it.
The Istiqlal mosque is capable to collect more than 200.000 people at once. It contains the main building, the 12 towers, and the biggest main tower with about 45 meters square of diameters. The total building is assumed at around 95.000 meters square in width that design by one of the Indonesian architects Frederich Silaban.
The Istiqlal mosque is located right beside the biggest of Jakarta Cathedral, the mosque becomes the symbol of harmonious living among the religions in Indonesia.
2. Al – Akbar National Mosque
Al – Akbar national mosque becomes one of the biggest mosques in Indonesia that located in Surabaya, East Java. It has about 18.000 meters square of width from the total building and park. Every day, the mosque claims that it is capable to collect more than 59.000 people at once.
Al – Akbar national mosque contains the main building and the main tower that has about 99 meters in height. It also contains about 50 doors with about 3 meters wide and 4.5 meters in height. The main dome of the mosque has about 45 x 45 meters in size with triangle pillars on it.
Al- Akbar national mosque becomes so famous in Surabaya that always crowded with people who prays there. Not only at Eid Al Fitri moment but also in daily prayers. Some people even come there on purpose for prays and tourism visits to enjoy the beauty of the mosque.
3. Islamic Center Samarinda
Islamic center in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, becomes one of the biggest mosques in Indonesia. The building coverages about 43.500 meters of square land that contain the main building to pray and the main tower.
The Islamic center Samarinda is capable to collect more than 40.000 people at once. The beautiful architect based on the Middle East style, makes this mosque becomes so popular in tourism visit as one of the mosques that you must visit in Indonesia during Ramadhan.
4. The Mosque of Raya Baiturrahman
The mosque of Raya Baiturrahman becomes one the biggest mosque in Indonesia that has a beautiful architect. It is located in Aceh that not far to reach from the most popular Aceh tsunami museum. It also becomes the only building that resists the biggest tsunami in 2004.
The mosque of Raya Baiturrahman was built in 1881 and been renovated after the earthquake and tsunami. It has a Turki’s style of the mosque that becomes the most magnetic tourism visit in Aceh.
5. The Mosque of Gold Dome
The mosque of Gold dome becomes one of the biggest mosques in Indonesia that located in Limo district, Depok, West Java. The building of the mosque is coverage by some gold color at the top of the dome and surrounded by four pillars of towers.
The mosque of Gold Dome capable to collect more than 20.000 people to pray daily. That makes this mosque becomes so popular in tourism visit. Moreover, it comes with the Middle East architect around the building that makes it more wonderful to see.
6. The Mosque of Raya Makassar
The mosque of Raya Makassar becomes one of the biggest mosques in Indonesia located in Makassar, South Sulawesi. It was built around 1948 and finally finish to be available open to the public in 1949. The mosque is capable to collect more than 60.000 people at once.
The mosque of Raya Makassar becomes one of the most magnetic of tourism visits with the giant Quran that made there. The giant Quran has about 1 meter and 1.5 meters in size with about 158 kg of weight. That makes people always wondering to want to visit the mosque to see the giant Quran.
7. The At-Tin Mosque
The At-Tin mosque becomes one of the biggest mosques in Indonesia located in East Jakarta. It was built around 1997 that stands tall over the 70.000 meters square of the coverage building. It is capable to collect more than 30.000 people to pray at once.
The At-Tin mosque becomes so popular with the beauty of Middle East architecture that builds with the guidance of the Islamic law in Indonesia. It is located right at the Taman Mini Indonesia Indah is the most iconic place to visit East Jakarta.
8. The Agung Mosque
The Agung Mosque becomes one of the biggest mosques in Indonesia located in Semarang, Central Java. It becomes one of Semarang’s landmarks after the Lawang Sewu museum. The mosque has an Arabian style of architecture with the biggest umbrella around the altar that makes people love to visit there.
The Agung mosque is capable to collect about 20.000 people at once on the main building to pray. Besides, it also contains the main tower that you can see through the city from the top of the tower.
So, there are some of the wonderful architect mosques in Indonesia with the biggest building ever. But you should remember, when you visiting the Indonesian mosque, you should obey the do’s and don’ts while traveling in Indonesia. Have you ever visit one of them?