Masjid Agung Semarang is one of the greatest mosques in Indonesia. Beautiful mosque architecture began to be built in 2001 up to 2006. The Mosque complex consists of main building with area of 7.669 meter square. The Grand Mosque is located in Gajah streets, Sambirejo village, Gayamsari, Semarang, Central Java.
The mosque can accommodate more than 15.000 worshipers and was inaugurated by president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2006. The inauguration ceremony was marked by signed of stone inscription as high as 3.2 meters with 7.8 tons weight and is placed in front site of the mosque. Inscription made of natural stone and comes andesite from mount Merapi.
Aside from being place of worship, this Great Mosque is also as tourist attraction integrated educational, religious symbols of Islam and center of Moslem activity. The visitors can see the unique architecture of mosque, which is blend of Javanese, Arabs and Romans architectural styles.
The Javanese style could be seen at the base of mosque pole and use motif as Tumpal, Kawung, Untu and Parangan. The Middle East style looked at the wall of the mosque with ornate calligraphy. There are 6 giant hydraulic umbrellas, which can be opened and closed automatically and also the adoption of the Prophet's Mosque architecture in Medina. The building influenced of Roman architecture style as well, it can be seen from the interior design and color layers are attached at building corner.
Another feature is the form Asmaul Husna Tower with of 99 meters height. The tower can be seen from radius of 5 kilometers and it is located at the west part. The tower symbolizes the greatness and power of God and from there equipped with binocular view. Visitors can enjoy the fresh air while looking at the beauty of Semarang city and aboard ships of Tanjung Emas harbor.