16th century mosque built by king Senopati
The great mosque
Masjid Agung it the oldest mosque in Yogyakarta. This grand masterpiece was created by legendary king Senopati in the 16th century. He was a Muslim with great respect for the local Hindu and Buddhist culture and his grand masterpiece is a unique blend of traditional East Javanese architecture and Islamic design.
Building up again and again
The original wooden mosque was destroyed in a great fire in the 18th century. It was entirely rebuilt in 1856 and then renovated in 1926. Fate fate hit the mosque once again in 2006 when the earthquake severely hit. Once more the mosque was rebuild and beautifully renovated in 2015 and ever popular with the community.
One piece of the original wall and floor dating back to 1856 have been preserved, they’re inside the mosque safely protected behind glass walls.