This mosque is one of the grandest mosques in Indonesia. Beautiful mosque architecture began to be built starting in 2001 to 2006. The Mosque complex consists of a main building with an area of 7.669 meter square and 7.500 meter square. The Grand Mosque is located in Gajah street, Sambirejo Village, District Gayamsari, Semarang, Central Java.
The mosque can accommodate more than 15,000 worshipers and was inaugurated by president of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in 2006. The inauguration ceremony was marked by signed of a stone inscription as high as 3.2 meters and weighing 7.8 tons and 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 as tourist attraction integrated educational, religious symbols of Islam and center of activity. With a visit to the mosque, visitors can see the unique architecture of mosque, which is a blend of architectural styles Javanese, Arabs and Romans.
Java architecture seen at the base of pole mosque and use motif as tumpal, kawung, untu and parangan. The architecture of the Middle East style looked at the wall of the mosque with ornate calligraphy. On the Great Mosque of Central Java, 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 is also influenced style of Roman architecture. The style seen in interior design and color layers are attached at the corner building.
Another feature of the Grand Mosque, that in the form Asmaul Husna Tower with a height of 99 meters. Tower can be seen from a radius of 5 kilometers and it is located at the west part of 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 view and aboard ships in Tanjung Emas port.