Note : The photos may be a bit dark, it was late in the afternoon when I got there.
3. Grand Mosque of Central Java
Address : Jl. Gajah Raya, Gayamsari
This mosque is the biggest mosque in the province of Central Java.
In front of the mosque are 6 huge umbrellas that are retractable such as the ones in Nabawi mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The taxi driver who took me there said that the umbrellas are rarely opened though, only when there is a special ceremony going on.
Nearby the mosque is a tower 99 meters high which symbolizes the 99 names of God. Unfortunately I didn't know that you can go up the tower. Later on, I read in a blog that the view of Semarang from up there is quite beautiful and that on the 18th floor there is even a revolving cafe. (Gosh, it really is build as a tourist attraction!)
4. Blenduk Church
Address : Jl. Let. Jend. Suprapto no. 32
It lies in the old town of Semarang. I found the buildings nearby the church quite interesting, reminded me a bit of Europe. Many were not in good shape although there was one which was restored and turned into a restaurant.
I love these old-styled lamp-posts.
It was a shame that many of the buildings were in poor shape