Central Java Grand Mosque is one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia. Beautiful mosque architecture began to be built starting in 2001 to 2006. Mosque complex consists of a main building with an area of 7,669 meter2, and 7,500 m2 yard square. Central Java Grand Mosque is located in the Elephant, Sambirejo Village, District Gayamsari, Semarang - Central Java.
The mosque can accommodate more than 15,000 worshipers and was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2006. The inauguration ceremony was marked by the signing of a stone inscription as high as 3.2 meters and weighing 7.8 tons, is placed in front of the mosque. Inscription made of natural stone and comes andesite from Mount Merapi.
Aside from being a place of worship, this Great Mosque is also a tourist attraction integrated educational, religious symbols of Islam and the center of activity. With a visit to the mosque, visitors can see the unique architecture of the mosque which is a blend of architectural styles Javanese, Arabs and Romans.
Java architecture seen at the base of the pole mosque use motif as tumpal, kawung, untu stinky, and machete-parangan. Architecture of the Middle East (Arab) looks at the wall of the mosque with ornate calligraphy. On the Great Mosque of Central Java, there are 6 giant hydraulic umbrella which can be opened and closed automatically, and also the adoption of the Prophet's Mosque architecture in the city of Medina. The building is also influenced style of Roman architecture. The style seen in interior design and color layers are attached to the corners of the building.
Another feature of the Grand Mosque in the form Asmaul Husna Tower with a height of 99 meters. Tower can be seen from a radius of 5 kilometers and is located to the west of the mosque. The tower symbolizes the greatness and power of God. From the tower is also equipped with a binocular view, so that visitors can enjoy the fresh air while looking at the beauty of Semarang and aboard ships in the port of Tanjung Emas.