Grand Mosque/ Masjid Gede Kauman

Attraction Jalan Plataran Kauman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Published on: 21-03-2016

1 hour
07:00 AM
08:00 AM
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Historic
Kids
Free
Architecture
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Kauman Great Mosque or Mesjid Gedhe Kauman is a Great Mosque of the Yogyakarta Sultanate in Java. It is located to the west of the North Alun-alun of Yogyakarta Kraton.

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Why Grand Mosque/ Masjid Gede Kauman is special ?

Masjid Gede Kauman was built during the Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I by an architect named K. Wiryokusumo. But unlike other mosques, this mosque has a building called pagongan, which is usually used as a place to put the gamelan at the time of sekaten. Sekaten is a ceremony to commemorate a date of birth Nabi Muhammad SAW.


This mosque is also notable for its unique architecture. Designed by an architect named Kyai Wiryokusumo, one of the main features of the mosque is its intricately artistic ceiling and unique carvings. For one, it is the oldest mosque in the city and one of the oldest in Indonesia. It also played a very important role in the history of Islam in the country.


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What to explore at Grand Mosque/ Masjid Gede Kauman?

At the first sight, this mosque look same with other mosque, but this mosque is very old. All of the mosque area is surrounded by high concrete wall. In the north there is building called Dalem Pengulon. This place used as an office and residence of the 'abdi dalem pengulu'. 'Pengulu' courtiers is in charge of the servants of other religious field.

Entering the Masjid Gede Kauman area, the visitors will stop first on the porch or veranda of the mosque. In this place, you will see the majesty of the architecture as seen from the carve-carvings, and a ceiling that high artistic value. Before 1936 the floor made from stones, but after that they change the floor used floral marble.

The main room is used as a place of prayer looks simple. In this place you can see 36 pillars made of teak wood. The pillars are left plain without any ornamentation, which means that when the human face of God all human beings should be holy and leave all their social status.

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How to get to Grand Mosque/ Masjid Gede Kauman?

Kauman Grand Mosque is accessible by several transportation options such as pedicab, horse cart, bus or taxi. If tourists are in downtown, in Malioboro for instance, they can take a pedicab or tourist horse cart and pay Rp 10.000. The mosque is 1km south of Malioboro and it takes only 10 minutes to get there.

Taking a bus, tourists can take a city bus line 4, 12 and 15 and stop at the old Bank of Indonesia or BNI '46 bus stop. The bus fare is about Rp 2000. From there, take a walk of approximately 100 meters to the Grand Mosque. IS tourists go by taxi they can stop in front of the gate of Kauman Grand Mosque. The taxi fee is obviously more expensive ranging from Rp 10.000 to Rp 15.000.

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Selling points

  • Great example of Javanese islamic architecture
  • The biggest mosque in Yogyakarta
  • Unexpectedly interesting old mosque
  • A symbol of Javanese culture
  • Ancient place with rich history
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
111.53 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Jalan Plataran Kauman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • On the way to the mosque, when going down the alleys, you are not allowed to ride your vehicle. The narrow alleys are intended for people to take a walk only.
    Things to do
  • If required, tour guides are ready to take you around the mosque. They are the mosque caretakers and will give you all explanations about the mosque.
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  • The mosque is especially very busy and crowded during the Ramadan, you shouldn't visit the mosque during that time.
    Timming
  • You have to dressed elegantly and not wear shoes inside the mosque.
    Costume
  • Located in Kampong Kauman, in which there are many souvenir shops, you do not have to go far to shop for keepsakers, souvenirs or clothes.
    Shops
  • Visiting Kauman Grand Mosque is free of charge. Visitors, however, can give your charity in the charity boxes in the mosque corners.
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  • If looking for Jogia special cuisines, you can walk eastwards to Wijilan where gudheg restaurants are, or southwards and find many stalls selling various kinds of cuisines such as soto (clear soup), bakso (meatball noodle soup), satay and more.
    Things nearby

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Its not bad but rhere is almost nothing to see... But it's free if you have time you can have a look.

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One of the oldest mosques in Yogya. Historically related to the Kraton Palace. Must see, great example of Javanese islamic architecture. Quite hard to find. Met people on site, who explained what to wear when entering the Mosque. Moslem People were very nice and kind for us, Europeans, much more than in Europe, we were not treated suspicious and we felt we were more than welcome on site! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see this beautiful Mosque!

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the mosque located near of kraton Yogyakarta. You can go there by walk from Malioboro or from North Alun-Alun

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One of the oldest mosques in Yogya. Historically related to the Kraton Palace. Must see, great example of Javanese islamic architecture. Quite hard to find. Met people on site, who explained what to wear when entering the Mosque. Moslem People were very nice and kind for us, Europeans, much more than in Europe, we were not treated suspicious and we felt we were more than welcome on site! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see this beautiful Mosque!

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