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Culture of Surabaya. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The second largest city in the country attracts travelers with colorful entertainment venues, upscale restaurants, shops and amazing sights. The must see site is a lovely church of Gereja Perawan Maria Tak Berdosa, the oldest religious building in the city. The old building is decorated with sophisticated stained-glass windows. There is always a wonderful soothing atmosphere in the church.
The second largest city of the country and a famous trading port, this place is a recreational area of the world level. Surabaya became a part of Indonesia in 1950; prior to this fact it was … Open
Constructions of the colonial period have also preserved in the city, a shining example of them is Sempoerna. The large-scale construction hosts the most famous art museum in the city, the Museum Sempoerna. Several attractive gift shops and cafes are also housed within its walls.
A trip to the mosque Masjid Al Akbar Surabaya would be an unforgettable experience; the height of this massive edifice is 65 meters. The mosque is one of the largest buildings in South-East Asia. Its dome is equipped with an excellent viewing platform for curious tourists. Today, visitors can climb to the platform using an elevator and appreciate a panoramic view of the city. Copyright
An abundance of colorful spices and seasonings, tender noodles and light soups, original dishes of chicken and fish cooked over an open fire are just some distinctive features of the local … Open
Age of many city attractions is relatively small, but they have quickly gained international fame. The largest spiral bridge in the country, Suramadu National Bridge, is situated in Surabaya. The amazingly beautiful spiral bridge connects the city with the island of Madura. It looks particularly impressive at night.
The Monkasel museum is an interesting cultural venue housed in the Soviet submarine. It has been in the inventory of the country since 1962; in 1990 it was decided to convert it into a submarine museum. During a tour of the museum visitors would listen about the structure of the submarine and the principles of its operation. It would be interesting for both adults and younger guests of the museum. Tugu Pahlawan historical monument also deserves the attention of travelers. It reminds of an important event in 1945, the landing of British conquerors. The monument is put on a large basement that houses the historical museum. Its main pride is a large collection of old photographs and documents.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Surabaya and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Surabaya and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Surabaya

Kalimas Traditional Harbour
Where: Kalimas Harbour, Surabaya;
Mpu Tantular Museum
Where: Jl. Lebak Rejo 7, Surabaya (opposite Surabaya Zoo), Surabaya; Telephone: +62 (0)31 389 4679;
Tugu Pahlawan (heroes’ Monument)
Where: Taman Kebon Rojo, Surabaya;
Monumen Kapal Selam (submarine Monument)
Where: Swarga Paspitaloka Park 39 Pemuda Street, Surabaya; Telephone: +62 (0)31 7097 2150;

Unique spots in Surabaya and near

Cemoro Lawang Town

From the series “Small Flamboyant Towns Painted with Van Gogh Colors”
The town does not have first-class hotels. Almost all inns are designed to ensure that tourists will spend in them only one or two nights. Besides volcanoes, this picturesque town has many interesting attractions. There are several ancient Hindu temples. It’s possible to walk to the reserved places and see the local fauna. Cemoro Lawang is the closest settlement to the volcano Bromo. The town is situated at an altitude of 2 217 meters above sea level. … Read further
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