Below is a peek in the vibrant spirit you’ll find in Medan’s town center:
1 | The Maimoon Palace
Constructed by Sultan Ma’mun Al Rashid Perkasa Alamsyah in 1887-1891, the palace has a total of 30 rooms on its 2,772 sqm land. Nevertheless, only one primary room is available for public, that’s the throne room. Its architectural design style is a cultural-mix of Malay, Islam and Moghal heritage. Even though its interior design takes a longer Spanish-Italian ambience. Take pictures of yourself sporting traditional royal Malay Deli costume or sit on the throne of the Sultan and his Queen. The Royal collection of jewelry, antiques and presents presented by other nations’ royal leaders will also be on display .
2 | Al Mashun Grand Mosque
This grand mosque is located on a busy road in Landmarks in Medan. The mosque was Constructed in 1906-1909, during the reign of Sultan Ma’mun Al Rasyid Perkasa Alam of the Deli Sultanate. Encompassed by an extensive garden, the architectural design style of the main construction is a combination of Middle East, Moghal and Spanish influence. It is built in an octagonal form and has four wings to the south, east, north and west. The mosque was constructed based on the strictest orders given by the Sultan: which it ought to be grander than his own grand palace — the Maimoon Palace. An elegant structure with intricate details on the exterior and interior design, this is surely a location you need to visit.
3 | Tjong A Fie Mansion
Visiting this mansion will make you feel instantly transported back in history. Each accessory and furniture inside this mansion are arranged exactly as if the mansion is still inhabited by its owner. Situated in downtown Medan, the construction has a combination of Chinese, Malay and Art-Deco influences. The mansion takes on to be well preserved among the encompassing modern structures. Tjong A Fie was a Chinese merchant who tried to find better luck within the city tha is today know as Medan.
4 | Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni
A spectacular structure with elaborate façade, The Maria Shrine in Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni is dedicated to the blessed Mother Mary. It had been constructed in the year 2001-2005. You may well mistake it for a Hindu temple or perchance a mosque owing to its ornamentation and domes. Father James Barathaputra, SJ was the originator of the idea to build this one-of-a-kind Catholic Church. His vision was to make this a sanctuary for those who seek peace, solace, healing and divinity.