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“Amazing Semarang City View” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Central Java Grand Mosque

Central Java Grand Mosque
Ranked #2 of 77 things to do in Semarang
Certificate of Excellence
Jakarta, Indonesia
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing Semarang City View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

This place is Mosque, muslim place for pray, but also nice to see building architecture. There is tower that you can use to see Semarang city from up there. See Semarang town from altitude, the landscape was very beautiful from above. when I visited for the second time while carrying 2 friends lift is being repaired, so we cannot climb up to the top of tower. There are function hall for rent and the parking lot is also big.

Visited August 2013
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Manama, Bahrain
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167 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture and design”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Whether you follow the same faith or not, this is a lovely place to visit. The design is lovely, obviously a lot of work has gone into the construction but the end result was amazing.
The tower across the courtyard gives you a wonderful view but unfortunately was closed for work the day we visited but I can imagine how beautiful the scene would have been.
Large umbrellas in the front, I was told are open during the night with a light display which am sure would make the scene all the more something to behold.
Lovely curved pillars surround the courtyard and a water fountain at the front.
Definitely worth a visit for photo opportunities.

Visited May 2014
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Mosque in Semarang”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The mosque is very large, also completed with rooming house.
In the front of the mosque, there is a big tower, you can go to the top of the tower by lift, so you can see many part of Semarang City from the 40-50 m height.
The toilet is dirty, i don't like it.

Visited June 2013
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No public transport”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

You must take becak or taxi to get here because this masjid is far from the main street. But the masjid architecture is really good.

Visited May 2014
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London
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179 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Good views from the tower”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

It's worth the effort of catching the angkot from the centre of town to see this. Angkot number 5 and then walk about 1km.

The tower was worth the 7000 IDR and there is a museum on level 2 and 3.

Don't forget that if you are not a Muslim, you cannot actually go into the Mosque but you can stick your head round the door and take a few photos without any problems.

Visited May 2014
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