Places To Visit In Surabaya

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1. House of Sampoerna

House of Sampoerna
3.7 /5

4 km
from city center
1 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

A symbol of early 20th century Surabaya, the House of Sampoerna currently houses a fascinating museum about tobacco and a cigarette factory. Initially used as an orphanage by the Dutch, it was refurbished into a factory by Sampoerna to make its ubiquitous kretek, or clove, cigarettes. Now a museum, the Dutch colonial-style building is now also a preserved heritage site and the main complex is open to the public.

2. Arab Market

Arab Market
3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

An exact replica of a North African bazaar, the Arab Market is famous for its spices and cheap commodities.

3. Suroboyo Carnival Park

Suroboyo Carnival Park
4.2 /5

10 km
from city center
3 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

A perfect family time destination, the Suroboyo carnival park has many attractions ranging from rip-roaring roller coasters to fancy science park for the children. You can spend your time enjoying different attractions or binging on food from a variety of food trucks. The entrance fee is quite affordable, with entry to many attractions included in it.

4. Bungkul Park

Bungkul Park
4.0 /5

4 km
from city center
4 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

After a tiring day of travel, if you want to just relax and unwind, then the Bungkul Park in Surabaya is the destination. From food stalls, beautiful fountains, skateboarding ramps to kids playground, this park provides an opportunity to relax and cool down from the city heat, crowded streets, and traffic.

5. Suramadu National Bridge

Suramadu National Bridge
4.3 /5

9 km
from city center
5 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Jembatan in the Indonesian language means Bridge and thus, Jembatan Suramadu means the Surabaya-Madura Bridge. The Bridge has been categorised as a national bridge and spans to a total length of 5.4 km. It looks very scenic at night with the dark sky and the bright lamps. The Surabaya-Madura Bridge was constructed by a consortium of some top Indonesian companies.

6. Monumen Kapal Selam

Monumen Kapal Selam
4.4 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Pasopati, a Russian submarine was commissioned into the Indonesian naval in 1962 for the Aru sea battle, to liberate the locals from the Dutch occupation. Now, known as Monumen Kapal Selam, it houses a museum which takes you deeper into the history of the Dutch rule in Indonesia and the struggles of locals through movie screenings & the striking interiors.

7. Chinatown, Surabaya

Chinatown, Surabaya
3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
7 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

A bustling marketplace with dilapidated buildings and narrow streets and cul-de-sacs, Chinatown is a great place for photo-ops, due to the cultural influences of Buddhism on all the buildings. The biggest attractions apart from the cheap commodities and delectable fusion cuisine are the Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong Temple, which is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Indonesia, and Pasar Pabean which is the marketplace that links Chinatown to the Arab Market. Every evening, a fish market opens in the area, and locals flock there to buy fresh produce.

8. Tunjungan Plaza

Tunjungan Plaza
4.0 /5

1 km
from city center
8 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

A shopper's paradise, the Tunjungan Plaza is one of the biggest shopping centres in Surabaya with over 500 retail stores within. Boutiques, cinemas, supermarkets, children play arcade, bookstores, clothing to restaurants you can find it all over here. The plaza also houses 5-star hotels like the Sheraton and Regency condominium within its premises.

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9. Sanggar Agung Temple

Sanggar Agung Temple
3.3 /5

6 km
from city center
9 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

You don't always get to see a temple with a blend of Chinese, Balinese, Javanese and Thai architecture. The Sanggar Agung temple was built in the year 1999 by the Tridharma followers, originally as a worship place which later emerged as one of the major tourist destinations of Surabaya due to the folklore of Guan Yin, the goddess of mercy. One of the main attractions of the temple is the Phra Phrom Stupa, a large golden 4-faced statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai depiction of the Hindu god Brahma.

10. Masjid al Akbar

Masjid al Akbar
4.4 /5

10 km
from city center
10 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

With beautiful turquoise tiled domes and contemporary architecture, the Al Akbar Mosque immediately warrants everybody's attention. Being the second-largest mosque in Indonesia, the Masjid also has a tall minaret which offers a bird's eye view of the beautiful Surabaya cityscape. The minaret soars 99m into the sky, and its height is an allusion to the 99 names of Allah.

11. Old Town

Old Town
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
11 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Interestingly picturesque, the old town of Surabaya is filled with old buildings and interesting souvenirs. The oldest part of the city, that dates back to the 16th century, in which every building is at least a hundred years old, is a must-visit for any tourist. It also is home to interesting shops filled with souvenirs and is perfect for photography.

12. Pakuwon Food Festival

Pakuwon Food Festival
3.6 /5

6 km
from city center
12 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Sprawled along the eastern part of Surabaya, the grand Pakuwon Food Festival is a delightful culinary experience that pays homage to the diverse cuisines around the world, which include the traditional Indonesian, Indian, Arab, Chinese, Mediterranean, and the delicious medley of all the different cultures that have played a role in defining the cuisine of Surabaya.

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13. Surabaya Town Square

Surabaya Town Square
3.7 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Surabaya Town Square or more commonly known as Sutos is the most happening place in the town. It̥s the only mall in Surabaya which is open until midnight and has everything from restaurants, cinema halls, karaoke, clubs, cafes and a lot more! There are also many music festivals happening here frequently.

14. Cheng Ho Mosque

Cheng Ho Mosque
3.4 /5

1 km
from city center
14 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Cheng Ho Mosque, built by the Chinese Muslim community of Indonesia, was constructed to pay respect to Zheng, a Chinese admiral, also a Muslim, for his work of spreading the word of Islam. The beautiful mosque takes inspiration from a blend of Chinese, Malaysian and Indonesian architecture, making for a wonderful site for the people who adore multicultural buildings.

15. Suroboyo Monument

Suroboyo Monument
3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
15 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

This landmark sculpture in Surabaya depicts a tussle for supremacy between a shark and a crocodile and is a symbol of Surabaya's strength. The statue holds special significance for the city of Surabaya, especially in light of the fact that the city got its name from the Javanese words for shark and crocodile, 'suro' and 'boyo' respectively. The two beasts are symbolic of the warring armies of Raden Widjaja and Tar Tar during 1293, after which Surabaya as a city was established.

16. Galaxy Mall

Galaxy Mall
3.8 /5

4 km
from city center
16 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Galaxy mall is another favourite shopping destination in Surabaya; though not as big as the other malls the mall still attracts a large crowd due to its proximity to the city centre. The mall has five floors consisting of some top retails like pizza hut, KFC, HokBen, and more! You can spend your time shopping here or enjoy the different restaurants.

17. Ciputra Waterpark

Ciputra Waterpark
4.2 /5

13 km
from city center
17 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The biggest waterpark in Indonesia, the Ciputra Water Park is one of the must-visit spots in Surabaya. With many interesting rides and a large wave pool, the Ciputra Water Park is fun for the family. This water park is the place if you want to indulge in some action-packed but joyful adventures!

18. Tugu Pahlawan

Tugu Pahlawan
4.3 /5

2 km
from city center
18 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Tugu Pahlawan also known as ?Heroes Monument̥ was constructed to give tribute to the freedom fighters who gave up their lives to free the nation from the foreign aggregators. Standing at a height of 135 feet, the monument is a perfect destination to understand more about the struggles of Indonesia as a nation for freedom.

19. Hutan Bambu

Hutan Bambu
3.8 /5

7 km
from city center
19 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

A perfect destination for nature lovers or photographers, the Hutan Bambu is a small forest with really tall bamboo trees on both sides of a beautiful trail. It makes an attractive path for evening walks, photographs and also has a very stunning garden attached to it exhibiting some beautiful flowers and butterflies.

20. Masjid Ampel

Masjid Ampel
4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
20 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Masjid Ampel was built in 1421, by Sunan Ampel, one of the nine revered saints of Islam in Indonesia. Being one of the religious attractions of Surabaya, what makes the Masjid Ampel different from other mosques is the beautiful fusion of Javanese and Arab architectural style of the building.

21. Trowulan

Trowulan
3.8 /5

53 km
from city center
21 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

An archaeological remnant of Indonesian history, Trowulan is a picturesque historic town. Trowulan is said to be the former capital city of one of the most majestic kingdoms in Indonesia, the Majapahit Empire. This is an archaeological heritage site that is about 50 kms away from Surabaya. Tourists may take a day to explore the area, take photographs, and go for a picturesque drive.

22. Surabaya North Quay

Surabaya North Quay
4.1 /5

7 km
from city center
22 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

If you love beautiful landscapes, then the Surabaya North Quay is the perfect place offering a very scenic but dramatic view of the sea, the port, and the passing cruise ships. You can spend your evening clicking pictures or simply enjoying the mesmerising sunset. It̥s called the 'north quay' because of being in the northernmost part of the city.

23. Governor's Residence

Governor's Residence
3.9 /5

0 km
from city center
23 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

An ideal spot for all history enthusiasts, the majestic Governor’s Residence, popularly referred to as the Gedung Negada Grahadi or as the Grahadi State Building, is a monument of immense historical significance. Built in the year 1795, the dignified building has been standing tall for almost two centuries in Surabaya in East Java. The name ‘Grahadi’ has been derived from Sanskrit, and is a compound formed of two separate words, namely, ‘Graha’, which translates to a ‘house’, and ‘Adi’, which may be translated to ‘distinguished’ or ‘ of a high degree’. The building has been named so since there is a conference space within its premises which is also referred to as the Grahadi.

24. Jembatan Merah

Jembatan Merah
3.7 /5

3 km
from city center
24 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Jembatan Merah is an old bridge also known as ?The Red Bridge̥ not because of its colour, but the bloodshed the bridge witnessed in the war between the locals and the colonials. The bridge runs across the exquisite Kali Mas River, joining the two parts of the city of Surabaya, and is one of the most visited destinations here.

25. Museum Surabaya

Museum Surabaya
3.4 /5

2 km
from city center
25 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Museum Surabaya or the Gedung Siola, as is known locally, is one of the oldest building in Surabaya having great historical value. Located in the East Java province, it was initially used as a defence structure which was later converted into a museum, showcasing old government and hospital equipment and various other artefacts.

26. Monumen Bambu Runcing

Monumen Bambu Runcing
3.3 /5

1 km
from city center
26 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Monumen Bambu Runcing or the Pointed Bamboo Monument is a structure representing three upright bamboo spears surrounded by beautiful fountains and a garden with flowers. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Surabaya and particularly looks gorgeous at night when illuminated with lamps and floodlights.

27. Plaza Marina

Plaza Marina
3.3 /5

7 km
from city center
27 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Plaza Marina is a small but famous shopping mall situated in the heart of Surabaya city. It̥s mainly famous for mobile phones, computers, laptops and small electronic gadgets and also houses some food stalls. You can get smartphones for a lower price over here than the other places in the city due to the massive discounts offered.

28. Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong Temple

Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong Temple
3.3 /5

17,404 km
from city center
28 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong Temple is an exquisite Buddhist temple in east Surabaya known for its fusion of Confucius and Taoist architectural styles. On a typical day, you will find pilgrims praying, lighting candles, and burning incense sticks in the temple. As you enter, you will notice beautiful concrete columns wrapped with velvet fabrics and teak altars. Visitors will be greeted with bright colours and strong scents and will have their senses assaulted.

29. Gereja Santa Perawan Maria, Surabaya

Gereja Santa Perawan Maria, Surabaya
3.3 /5

2 km
from city center
29 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Gereja Santa Perawan Maria' also known as the Church Of The Birth Of Our Lady is an exquisite Catholic church with gothic architecture. The awe-inspiring church was the first Roman Catholic Church to be built in Surabaya and was inaugurated in 1900. Built using red-bricks imported from Europe, it's high ceilings and gothic architectural style are reminiscent of the classical European churches that it drew inspiration from.

30. Balai Pemuda

Balai Pemuda
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
30 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

One of the best examples of Dutch architecture in Surabaya, the Balai Pemuda or the Youth Hall of Surabaya is an important historical building of the city.

31. Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument

Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument
3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
31 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Jalesveva Jayamahe Monument or more commonly known as Monjaya is a statue representing the glory of the Indonesian navy. The Sanskrit words ?Jalesveva Jayamahe̥ meaning ?our glory is at seḁ represents the Indonesian navy̥s motto and their preparedness for facing any situation. The monument offers an orgasmic view of the sea from its top.

32. Suroboyo Bridge

Suroboyo Bridge
3.2 /5

5 km
from city center
32 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The moment you get out of the Juanda International Airport you will come across the famous but modern Suroboyo Bridge. The beautiful bridge is renowned for its rainbow fountain show which happens every Saturday night. The best time to visit the bridge would be in the evening as you get to see the beautiful lights along with the calm surrounding over the sea.

33. Ten November Museum

Ten November Museum
3.2 /5

2 km
from city center
33 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Ten November Museum represents a memorialization of the happenings of the 10th November struggle. 10th November is celebrated as 'Heroes' Day' in Surabaya and is dedicated to the soldiers who gave up their lives for independence. The museum showcases weapons which were used in the Battle of Surabaya while also providing plenty of information about the history of the Indonesian freedom struggle. Located underneath the Heroes' Monument, the museum was built to explain the significance of the Heroes' Monument.

34. Museum Kesehatan Dr Adhyatma MPH

Museum Kesehatan Dr Adhyatma MPH
3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
34 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Museum Kesehatan Dr Adhyatma MPH is a famous museum existing in an old building from the pre-independent Indonesian times. It features the vast Indonesian medical history dating back to the early 20th century and showcases medical equipment, some skeletons and the photos of some renowned doctors from those times.

35. Pasar Pabean

Pasar Pabean
3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
35 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Pasar Pabean is one of the oldest and most traditional markets of Indonesia, lying in the vicinity of the eastern Surabaya. You can spend your time shopping for some local vegetables, fruits and fresh seafood here. Housed inside an old-fashioned yellow building, it was once known to be the only link between the Chinese and the Arab quarters.

36. Monumen Gubernur Suryo

Monumen Gubernur Suryo
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
36 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Situated in the province of East Java, the Monumen Gubernur Suryo is located around a small park. The statue was constructed in honour of the first governor, and a national hero, of East Java, Governor Soerjo. It is quite stunning at night when illuminated. You will come across the statue many times while on touring the city as it is located in the city centre.

37. Kenjeran Park

Kenjeran Park
3.0 /5

5 km
from city center
37 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Kenjeran Park is a perfect place to visit when in Surabaya, as it is close to many of the famous tourist destinations of the city. With the entry fee, you get access to many attractions like the Sanggar Agung Temple, the four-faced Buddha statue, and the pagoda. You can even spot the Surabaya Madura Bridge from here.

38. ITC Surabaya Mega Grosir

ITC Surabaya Mega Grosir
3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
38 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

An excellent place for those who love shopping, the ITC Surabaya Mega Grosir is a very happening shopping mall located in east java. You can directly get a bus from the Purabaya terminal to the mall. From clothes, shoes to toys you can find everything here. There are also a lot of local restaurants and food stalls available within the mall.

39. Kenjeran Beach

Kenjeran Beach
3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
39 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Encompassed by a number of Chinese buildings along the length of its coastline, the serene Kenjeran Beach is a renowned tourist destination in the eastern part of Surabaya. The beach is home to brown, muddy shores and deep, greenish waters, and is frequented by a large number of visitors from places near and far all year round.

40. City of Tomorrow

City of Tomorrow
3.0 /5

10 km
from city center
40 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

A great place for all the shopaholics, the City of Tomorrow is one of the largest malls of Surabaya and is very close to the airport. It houses a variety of retail stores and restaurants ranging from big brands to local brands. There is also a children's play area inside the mall making it a perfect place for a family outing.

41. Apsari Park

Apsari Park
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
41 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Apsari Park is a small but beautiful park situated in Surabaya city. You can find many communities, families, and friends relaxing and unwinding here on the weekends. It is excellent for those looking to unwind after a busy day in the bustling streets of Surabaya. The iconic statue of Governor Soerjo is also situated within the park.

42. Jalan Pahlawan

Jalan Pahlawan
3.0 /5

2 km
from city center
42 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Jalan Pahlawan is a beautiful street where you can witness Dutch architecture and beautiful colonial-era buildings. You can spend your time shopping, enjoying the busy streets or just enjoying the local cuisines at various restaurants. Most of the buildings are very old, dating back to the colonial era, but have been conserved due to their rich historical value.

43. Museum Mpu Tantular

Museum Mpu Tantular
3.0 /5

20 km
from city center
43 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Museum Mpu Tantular is located in Sidorajo and is also known as the state museum of Surabaya. It showcases a lot of historical and archaeological items which gives you a deeper understanding of the Indonesian history. The museum follows the Javanese style of architecture while also showcasing some technology that was used at the beginning of the 21st century.

44. Four Face Buddha Statue

Four Face Buddha Statue
3.0 /5

6 km
from city center
44 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The magnificent statue of the four-faced Buddha, situated in front of the Sanggar Agung Temple in Surabaya adds up to the beauty of its surrounding. It stands at the height of 36 meters and is a very common praying ground for the devout Buddhists of Surabaya. The statue is gold plated and carries the message of Buddha throughout its structure.

45. Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia

Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia
3.0 /5

3 km
from city center
45 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

When we hear the term bank we imagine it to be a very dull place. But the Ex. De Javasche Bank Soerabaia will leave you surprised! It was an actual bank during the Dutch occupation, which has now been converted into a museum and showcases a lot of interesting stuff like the banking hardware in the olden times, old Indonesian currencies and some Old Dutch equipment.

46. Temple of Heaven Kenjeran

Temple of Heaven Kenjeran
2.9 /5

5 km
from city center
46 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Temple of Heaven in Surabaya is the local replica of the Temple of Heaven present in China. You can visit this temple and the Sanggar Agung Temple together as they are nearby. The temple is an architectural wonder and also located close to the sea making it a very peaceful experience.

47. Lenmarc Mall

Lenmarc Mall
2.9 /5

8 km
from city center
47 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

An excellent mall to get started with, the Lenmarc Mall is small but less crowded. It was built in 2010 to provide a destination for family outings in Surabaya. It houses some good retail stores, a cinema hall and a children̥s play area with a lot of small rides like a carousel, Paris swing and some more.

48. Joko Dolog Buddhist Statue

Joko Dolog Buddhist Statue
2.8 /5

1 km
from city center
48 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

Located on the Taman Aspari Street, the Joko Dolog is a Buddhist statue known to be almost 900 years old. The statue has some inscriptions on its side which are in Sanskrit providing some evidence of the past events. The walls and the gate here are of historical value too. Additionally, some authentic local street food can be found around the corner to alleviate those hunger pangs that strike after you visit the statue.

49. Monumen Perjuangan POLRI

Monumen Perjuangan POLRI
2.8 /5

3 km
from city center
49 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Monumen Perjuangan POLRI was built to memorialize the efforts of the Surabaya Special Police troops during the freedom struggle. The monument also has plaques and has inscriptions that educate visitors about the happenings of November 1945. The Special Police forces were instrumental during the seizure of Indonesian independence from colonial powers and played a central role during the Battle of Surabaya.

50. Flora Park

Flora Park
2.7 /5

4 km
from city center
50 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Flora Park, more commonly known as the Taman Flora, is a very famous city park in Surabaya. One can find everything here, from playgrounds, kids areas and beautiful gardens to greenhouses and different animal exhibits showcasing deers, peacocks and more! It is one of the coolest city parks in Indonesia and also has a wide range of food stalls within.

51. Indonesian Cancer Museum

Indonesian Cancer Museum
2.7 /5

1 km
from city center
51 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

The Indonesian Cancer Museum is a must-visit place in your next tour to Indonesia. The one of a kind medical museum is an unknown treasure of Surabaya which takes you deep into the history and the story of cancer and also displays different medical equipment and tumours which are kept in formaldehyde in jars.

52. Klenteng Hong Tiek Hian

Klenteng Hong Tiek Hian
2.6 /5

2 km
from city center
52 out of 57
places to visit in Surabaya

A very holy Chinese Buddhist temple, the Klenteng Hong Tiek Hian is a historical temple of Surabaya showcasing the rich history and culture of the city. The temple reminds of the strong Chinese influence in Indonesia in the pre-historic times. You will find people praying and lighting candles all over the place. It is one of the largest temples in Surabaya.

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How can I commute within Surabaya?

The preferred mode of transport for most locals is becak(bicycle driven cart), taxis and buses- Surabaya is like any other metropolitan city, with its own network of trains as well.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Surabaya?

The top sightseeing places in Surabaya are House of Sampoerna, Arab Market, Suroboyo Carnival Park, Bungkul Park, Suramadu National Bridge, Monumen Kapal Selam.

What are the top shopping places in Surabaya?

The top shopping places in Surabaya are Arab Market, Tunjungan Plaza, Surabaya Town Square.

What are the top activities in Surabaya?

The top activities in Surabaya are Mount Bromo Sunrise and Madakaripura Waterfall Tour, Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour from Surabaya or Malang, Shared City and Airport Transfers Between Juanda Airport (SUB), Surabaya, Malang, and Batu, Private Juanda Airport Transfer (SUB) for Surabaya, [SALE] Ijen Crater Hiking Experience from Surabaya, Malang, or Banyuwangi, [SALE] Private Juanda Airport Transfer (SUB) for Surabaya.

What are the top hotels in Surabaya?

There are 565 Hotels in Surabaya which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Surabaya are waterplace residence, Merry Waterplace Residence, Educity Studio 3 Ravahome, Elegant 2BR Apartment near to East Coast Center at Educity Pakuwon By Travelio, La Ritz Mansion Condominium Surabaya, Top of Surabaya @ Tunjungan Plaza. You can see all the hotels in Surabaya here
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