Medan Grand Mosque
Medan Grand Mosque
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fozjon
Jaipur, India1,778 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
this is a beautiful structure. Staff working there were friendly and didn't hassle us about going in to see the mosque just after Friday prayers had ended. They did request a small donation from us as an entrance fee and did put a sarong on me since I was wearing knee length shorts and did cover my wife's hair. The little food places around the mosque were also quite interesting
Written 3 July 2023
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Iskandar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
The mosque has its own helper who is knowledgable to explain the significance of the mosque as well as helping you with good photo spots. I was entertained by a helper name Fahmi who was very knowledgeable and good photographer.
Written 21 May 2022
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Luthfi Hutasuhut
Medan, Indonesia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Singapore39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Malaysia262 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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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Stephen L
London, UK74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Australia824 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, CA284 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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