Monumen Kapal Selam


Surabaya’s foremost stretch of renovated waterside real estate centres on the iron hulk that is Pasopati, a massive Russian submarine commissioned into the Indonesian navy in 1962. You can poke around the horribly cramped interior, peek through the periscope and even climb into the torpedo tubes. It's in a small landscaped park near a couple of cafes popular with young smoochers.

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1. Governor's Residence


A holdover from the early 20th century, the former governor's residence, with its front porch colonnade and touches of gold paint, fronts an expanse of…

2. Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong Temple


The highly evocative Kong Co Kong Tik Cun Ong delivers a blast of unfiltered culture. The primarily Buddhist complex (with dashes of Confucian and Taoist…

3. Jembatan Merah

2.15 MILES

Originally the old city was divided along ethnic lines, with Europeans on the west side of the Kali Mas river and Chinese, Arabs and Javanese on the east…

4. Gedung PTP XI

2.18 MILES

The impressive Indo-European–style Gedung PTP XXII government office building is worth seeking out if you're an architecture fan.

5. Pasar Pabean

2.23 MILES

Pasar Pabean is a sprawling, darkly lit market, which links the Chinese and Arab Quarters, where you can buy everything from Madurese chickens to Chinese…

6. Mesjid Ampel

2.52 MILES

The Mesjid Ampel is the most sacred mosque in Surabaya. While non-Muslims aren't allowed to enter the mosque itself, the souk-style streets surrounding it…

7. House of Sampoerna

2.66 MILES

Undoubtedly the city’s best-presented attraction, the House of Sampoerna is home to one of Indonesia’s most famous kretek cigarette manufacturers (now…

8. Masjid al Akbar

5.43 MILES

Perhaps the most impressive modern mosque in Indonesia. You'll probably get a glimpse of Masjid al Akbar's magnificent array of bulbous watery-turquoise…