5 Islamic Religious Tourism In Semarang City

Visiting the city of Semarang would be incomplete if you didn't stop for a religious tour. Especially in the month of Ramadan, several Islamic religious tourist destinations have become attractions for tourists to visit. Apart from worship, it is also a place to relax or refresh while waiting to break the fast.

In Semarang, there are at least five Islamic religious tourism destinations where you can enjoy the beauty of the buildings, architectural concepts, ornaments, and various nuances that accompany them. Here are 5 Islamic religious tourist destinations that you can visit, as quoted from the tourism.semarangkota.go.id page:

1. Jawa Tengah Grand Mosque (MAJT)
It is the right choice for you to make an interesting religious tourism destination that must be visited by those of you who are on holiday in Semarang City.

This mosque has artistic value because it combines Javanese and Arabic architectural styles, with a large central dome and four small domes around it. The interior of this mosque is decorated with beautiful, intricate carvings and calligraphy, and the mosque courtyard is spacious and quiet. This mosque is located in the city center and is one of the largest mosques in Indonesia.

MAJT is characterized by six giant hydraulic umbrellas located on the mosque terrace. These umbrellas can open and close automatically and adopt the model found in the Nabawi Mosque, in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

The charm of MAJT, which is one of Jawa Tengah's tourist destinations, is the presence of date palm trees planted there, and melon agrotourism which has been harvested several times.

2. Baiturrahman Grand Mosque
One of the icons of Semarang City is the existence of the Baiturrahman Grand Mosque which is in the heart of the city center. The Baiturrahman Grand Mosque, which is located in the Simpang Lima area of ​​Semarang, now looks even more stunning after being renovated within one year, in August 2021 - August 2022.

3. Mbah Depok's grave
The city of Semarang has several religious figures who were influential in the spread of Islam. One of these figures is Habib Thoha bin Muhammad Al-Qadhi, commonly known as Mbah Depok.

4. Kauman Mosque
The Kauman Mosque in Semarang is a mosque that is a religious tourist attraction for tourists who are traveling to the city of Semarang. The mosque located next to West Square, Semarang City, is said to be the oldest mosque in Semarang City, which was founded on November 13, 1890.

5. Layur Mosque
If tourists want to visit one of the unique and beautiful religious cultural heritage sites in Semarang City, the Layur Mosque or Menara Mosque in Kampung Melayu can be a tourist destination.

This building is one of the historic mosques in the city of Semarang. The reason is that the mosque was built around 1802, which was the forerunner to the development of Yemeni descendants in Semarang.

In Kampung Layur, which is an area of ​​Kampung Melayu, we can find a place of worship that also holds various unique relics from ancient times. The building in question is the Layur Mosque which is one of the ancient mosques located in Semarang City, precisely on Jalan Layur, Dadapsari Village, North Semarang.

For a Muslim, you can worship quietly in this mosque with its beautiful architecture, or if you just want to relax in the shady courtyard of the mosque. (Aji)