Indonesia is a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. No wonder mosque buildings are so easy to find all over the country. With a historical background that surrounds the mosque, many are built with their own beauty and uniqueness for the convenience of the worshipers who want to worship piously. We list down some of the most magnificent and beautiful mosques that you can find in several regions of Indonesia
1. Masjid Istiqlal, Jakarta
The Istiqlal Mosque is one of the iconic mosques in Indonesia and is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia which can accommodate 200 thousand worshipers. The building of this mosque is in a modern architectural style which is interestingly designed by a Christian named Frederich Silaban. In addition, this mosque building has marble-covered walls and floors with geometric ornaments and stainless steel.
2. Masjid Al-Akbar, Surabaya
Also known as the Great Mosque of the City of Heroes, Masjid Al-Akbar is located next to the Surabaya Toll Road and becomes the third largest mosque in Indonesia after Istiqlal and Islamic Center Samarinda. Besides being magnificent, the mosque is also beautiful with stunning architecture with one large dome and four small domes that are structured like green-blue leaves.
3. Masjid Dian Al-Mahri, Depok
Is a mosque built by a wealthy Muslim businessman from Banten named Dian Al-Mahri. The dome is covered in gold as thick as 2-3 millimeters (mm) with crystal mosaics. No wonder this mosque is very beautiful and automatically makes great attention immediately. The mosque is also known as the ‘Golden Dome Mosque’. In addition, the architecture also resembles the mosques in the Middle East which are super beautiful.
4. Masjid Al-Irsyad, Bandung
Al-Irsyad Mosque Bandung has a building design that actually looks futuristic and is shaped like a large gray cube with walls that form gaps. In addition to having beautiful architecture, the mosque which was just inaugurated in 2010 is also very comfortable for worship because air circulation is very easy to circulate through the gap of the coal.