Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: The Most Beautiful Mosque in Surakarta

Sheikh Zayed Great Mosque is a new mosque building in Surakarta and has become one of the religious tourism destinations in this city.
15 Nov 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @anggarawepe
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @anggarawepe

Sheikh Zayed Great Mosque is a new mosque building in Surakarta and has become one of the religious tourism destinations here. This mosque is a gift from the Crown Prince of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. This mosque was inaugurated by the President of Indonesia on 14 November 2022.

Want to know more about the charm of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque? Let's look at the following information!

Location

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is strategically located in the center of Surakarta and directly faces the Bengawan Solo River. You can take several routes to get to this mosque. From Solo Balapan Station, you can go straight to Letjen S. Parman street, then turn directly to Ahmad Yani street. You can use public transportation or private vehicles to get to this mosque.

Facility

Here are some of the facilities that you can find at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque:

  • Parking area
  • Outer Garden
  • Spot Photos
  • Library
  • VIP room

Attractiveness

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @jokowi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @jokowi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @jokow
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque / @jokow

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque has an area of about 8,000 square meters divided into 2 floors. You can see a very magnificent mosque building dominated by white and gold. This mosque replicates the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

This mosque was designed with 4 minarets and 1 central dome, as well as small domes surrounding the mosque. The architectural design of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was adapted from a typical Middle Eastern building that is magnificent and luxurious. This mosque has a series of complete facilities, such as a VIP room, a library with 20 square meters, and a basement.

Apart from that, you can also find the Islamic Center complex, which is expected to become a center for Islamic education and teaching in Surakarta. The cost of building this mosque reached 300 billion and was borne directly by the UAE government.

Entrance Ticket and Opening Hours

Visitors are not charged an entry fee to enter the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (free). You only need to maintain cleanliness during your visit to this mosque area. In addition, the mosque area is also open 24 hours, so you can freely worship at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

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