Kauman Grand Mosque

Kauman Grand Mosque, Yogyakarta Region

Kauman Grand Mosque
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Londontraveller1971
London, UK303 contributions
A sanctuary of majestic calm
Dec 2019 • Couples
Another additional stop on our itinerary. For 200 years this majestic mosque has provided the central focus for Muslims in the city. Our guide asked for us to be allowed in, a example of the gentle form of Islam practised on Java was that we were permitted to wonder in, provided with a sarong and shown how to do the ritual washing. It was serene. A privilege to go there.
Written 29 December 2019
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Wiwid
Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia39 contributions
Welcome to The Beautiful Heritage
Jul 2018 • Friends
This mosque is locate near to Kraton Ngayogyakarta dan we can spend time in this mosque. Beside to pray, many tourist visit this place o know more about the history, architecture, and the beautiful building itself.
Written 18 June 2019
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Ilyas H
Bandung, Indonesia36 contributions
Grand mosque kauman Yogyakarta when faith, culture and heritage bland as one
Nov 2018 • Friends
Kauman Great Mosque, approximate English translation of Javanese Mesjid Gedhe Kauman(officially Mesjid Gedhe Kauman Karaton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat) is a Great Mosque of the Yogyakarta Sultanate in Java, Indonesia. It is located to the west of the North Alun-alun (public square) of Yogyakarta Kraton
The mosque was established in the Kauman, an Islamic quarter near the kraton whose establishment is strongly related with the establishment of Yogyakarta in 1756 and the arrival of foreign Muslim leaders. Kauman Great Mosque was established by Hamengkubuwono I together with Kyai Faqih Ibrahim Diponingrat (the first headman of the Kraton) and Kyai Wiryokusumo as the architect. It was built on Ahad (Sunday) Wage, May 29, 1773 or 6 Rabi'ul Akhir 1187 in Islamic Calendar
Written 12 November 2018
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Omar A
13 contributions
Big javanese-colonial buildings type
Dec 2017 • Solo
The massive a praying space with a traditional Javanese architectural.This is mosque of Royal Family of Keraton Yogyakarta,use for a ceremonial even and Islamic centre.Makes you feel like turn back to 18th century
Written 26 July 2018
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prast
Tangerang, Indonesia112 contributions
amazing structure from 1773!
Jun 2017 • Family
Had a chance to prayed our last taraweh. Found out this mosque was built by the 1st Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono and open in 1773. It has open architecture with huge wood pillars inside (I'm sure it's been hundreds years). There's a lot of activity on Ramadan for public. They even serve free tajil / fasting break with Sheep Kari menu every Thursday during ramadan. Amazing.. if you're not muslim and love historical building it's a good place for taking pics as long its proper.
Written 5 July 2017
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plainspokenmia
Serpong, Indonesia215 contributions
Small but beautiful
Mar 2017 • Family
We are a family with 2 young boys (age 7 & 5).

We are Muslims, and we always try to visit the local mosque whenever we travel.

Although the name is "Gedhe" (translated: grand, massive), this mosque is not as big as we expected. Nevertheless, if u look closely, there are abundant beautiful details inside & outside the building.

Inside the mosque is a bit gloomy, because the wooden ceiling & pillars were painted dark brown.

If u're a Muslim & appreciate historical mosques, this mosque is definitely a must-visit.
Written 1 April 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
State Mosque
Nov 2016 • Family
This is the state mosque of the Jogjakarta Sultanate. Built in 1773 it is located in the Kraton complex near the North Alun-Alun. It has a Javanese Islamic architectural design with a three tiered roof and no dome or minaret. There are some nice detailed Arabic caligraphy on the ceiling and floor.
Written 28 November 2016
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fendi_soebrata
Indonesia10 contributions
fusion of traditional and religious details
Oct 2016 • Friends
Located inside the keraton complex, this mosque is worth visiting, especially for moslem that wants to pray.

magnificent details on the floor and ceiling, but unfortunately, less maintenance. saw some spiderweb and leaked spot on the ceiling.
Written 2 October 2016
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mhazrin
Singapore67 contributions
18th Century Mosque
Sep 2016
Our local guide brought us to this unique ancient mosque when I told him I wanted to take a break for prayers. Most of the original architecture are still intact which is impressive considering the mosque being built in 1773....it was like travelling back in time when I entered the prayer hall
Written 19 September 2016
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Geordie2666
Huntly, UK300 contributions
Welcomed so nicely
Jul 2016 • Family
The welcome I received from the shoe man was so kind .He took me inside and made me feel genuinely welcome.Felt so comfortable inside and loved the fact he said I should feel at home . What a real experience.
Written 31 July 2016
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