Medan Grand Mosque

Medan Grand Mosque

Medan Grand Mosque
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518 reviews
Excellent
169
Very good
188
Average
126
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24
Terrible
11

Luthfi Hutasuhut
Medan, Indonesia15 contributions
Heritage Mosque
Dec. 2019
If your are looking for an heritage place in Medan, this mosque is one of it. Nice architecture that combine eropean and chinese and arabic also.
Written 15 April 2020
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Anne clarie
5 contributions
A Historical mosque
Feb. 2020 • Couples
A historical mosque built in 1800's. It located in the center of medan city. You can find it near the maimun palace. If you are in medan city, you have to visit this mosque especially if you like oriental architecture.
Written 18 February 2020
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Yusuf Saja
2 contributions
Very clean with some exception
Aug. 2019 • Solo
Too many children offering their service of storing your sandal/shoes.they charged ridiculous fee for 15 minutes storing.
Written 6 January 2020
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relax bro
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
Friendly Mosque caretaker
Dec. 2019 • Family
Short walking distance from Maimum palace.

Royal burial ground within mosque compound.

Head scarf provided for womenfolk.

visitor can enter the praying hall.

photo taking inside.the mosque is allowed.

Caretaker most willing to assist with phototaking opportunities.
Written 22 December 2019
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SBal
Penang Island, Malaysia209 contributions
Good one
Sep. 2019
This mosque is in a mixed architecture. It is very small. Non-muslims are not allowed inside the main hall. So not much to do here.
Written 10 October 2019
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gwynforsenior
London, UK77 contributions
Imposing if slightly incongruous structure - peaceful and well kept
Oct. 2019
Just a stone’s throw from Maimun Palace, this building is in similar Indo-Saracenic style, and - to this reviewer at least - a much more worthwhile visit. The main hall is elaborately decorated, its dome sporting a huge chandelier in the centre. Around the building there are clean, well kept cloisters overlooking the grounds. The overall effect is imposing and peaceful rather than likeable, but it’s definitely worth a visit. If you’re a ‘bule’ (foreigner) a donation will be expected.
Written 8 October 2019
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Zdenko
Sydney, Australia844 contributions
Sultans of Deli Al-Mashun Mosque
Aug. 2019
This about 100 years old mosque was built by Sultan of Deli and is located just about 500 meters from Sultan residence, the Maimun Palace - you can walk from one place to another.
The mosque is still in use for daily praying and is kept in good condition. Visitors are welcomed, but get written in the log at the entrance and instead of admission fee a donation is requested.
During my visit it was peaceful place in which you can relax and meditate, inside is even partly air conditioned.
Written 3 September 2019
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worldexplorer88_11
La Jolla, CA287 contributions
Architectural Hodgepodge \
Jul. 2019 • Couples
First thing to remember: this is a functional mosque, so visitors need to be dressed modestly- sarongs/headscarfs are available at gate for a fee. Second, beware of locals offering to provide you a tour since they do so expecting to be paid - if interested, be sure to negotiate price prior to beginning your tour. Finally, remember that this is a functioning mosque and be respectful of the many who have come to worship. You will be required to leave your shoes (fee collected) once you cross the courtyard.

Having traveled through the Middle East and elsewhere, the Grand Mosque pales in comparison to other "Grand" mosques, but is still interesting to see and does not require a large investment of time. From what we understand the mosque was built by the Sultan of Deli, @1906 with Dutch architects responsible for the design and largely financed by local Chinese businessman Tjong A Fie.

From our observation we would say that the Mosque is a mix of Indian Mughul, Spanish Moor, and Italian classical styles with a bit of Dutch colonial. It is not that the mosque is unappealing - plenty of couples taking engagement and wedding photos here, but overall it feels disjointed and lacks any "wow" features.
Written 29 July 2019
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Livi H
Bedford, UK39 contributions
Beautiful. Worth a visit.
Jul. 2019
The mosque is beautiful, we did not go inside (there was a ceremony happening). A lovely local man told us that we were welcome to go in after the ceremony, but we were happy to admire from the outside.
Written 22 July 2019
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caleb m
433 contributions
Don't get me wrong
Jul. 2019 • Friends
This mosque is fantastic. From design to architecture. However, I gave 3 stars because of the following reasons;

1. 'Donation'

Well, upon entering the main gate the mosque keeper insisted my friend to cover up as her attire is not up to standard. Fine. She was given a sarong and we're good to go. The mosque attended then ask for donation. No specific amount was requested.

We gave a sincere amount and was requested to give a minimum amount. How is that a donation? Why not just display the entrance fee?

2. 'Donations'

We're supposed to keep our shoes at a designated area before entering. Fine. Understandable. After we're done exploring and visiting the vicinity of the mosque, we came out to retrieve our shoe. We thank the shoe keeper and before we left, they ask for 'donations' again. They requested for either red or blue notes (rupiah). OMG. Requested for donation and expects 100k or 50k rupiah?
Seriously?

What do you think we tourist are made of? Gold or Silver? We are not the Federal Reserve. Please understand it. And never state 'Donation' if you don't understand the meaning of it. Call it entrance fee or maintenance fee or anything else other than donation.

What a major setback to tourism when we have these things happening. And yes, I am that cheapskate.
Written 13 July 2019
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