SURABAYA
Jl. Darmokali No. 60, Surabaya, 60241, Indonesia

DIRECTION TO HOTEL

BATIQA Hotel Darmo - Surabaya located 16 km away from Juanda International Airport. Head east on Jalan Terminal 2 Juanda and turn right after 70 meters. Go straight on and turn right toward Jalan Raya Bandara Juanda for 350 meters. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Jalan Raya Bandara Juanda. Use the right lane to turn left onto Jalan Letjen S Parman / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya. After 90 meters take a sharp right to stay on Jalan Letjen S Parman / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya, pass by Ruko Gate Way on the right in 850 meters and keep right to continue on Jalan Jenderal S Parman / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya / Jalan Raya Waru. At Bundaran Waru, take the 3rd exit onto Jalan Ahmad Yani / Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto. Pass by Hypermart on the left in 350 meter and exit the roundabout onto Jalan Ahmad Yani / Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto. Continue straight onto Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya, pass by Halte RS Bhayangkara on the left. After 2,1 kilo meter take a slight right to stay on Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto and make a U-turn after Kospin jasa on the left. Use the left lane to turn slightly left onto Jalan Jembatan Wonokromo. take a turn left onto Jalan Darmokali and pass by Indomaret Darmokali. The hotel will be on the left.

Tugu Pahlawan Surabaya, Another Way To Enjoy History

Surabaya dubbed as the city of the heroes after the fiery spirit of their ancestor who bravely fought for their long-awaited independence. One of the most historical battle happened during the 10 November 1945 war.

To carry on the spirit, they built an exquisite monument to commemorate the heroes endeavor. This monument is located at the city center near the governor’s office. This monumental building is known as Tugu Pahlawan (The Monument of The Heroes).

Tugu Pahlawan is open for tourist every day but Monday. The best time to visit the monument is during the car-free day event on Sunday morning. The car-free day event is an annual event held by the city of Surabaya that starts every Sunday on 6 AM – 9 AM on 4 different areas namely Darmo Street, Tunjungan Street, Pahlawan Street, and Kembang Jepun Street.

The historical monument with the height of 41 meters offers you more than historical site. During the car-free day period, you will find numbers of amusing activity you can do on your visit. The most to-do activity is to tastes the local delicacies provided by the street hawker, ranging from traditional food to modern snacks.

The Tugu Pahlawan area is built on a square full of grass and surrounded by shady trees. The canopied pathways surrounding the area are very well-maintained, you will spot corners filled with colorful flowers on its side.

Once you are on Tugu Pahlawan Area, do drop a visit to another monumental landmark in the area. Among them are the iconic statues of Mr. Soekarno and Mr. Moh. Hatta, The Museum of 10 November 1945, and the grave of the unknown heroes.

The iconic statues of the founding fathers of Indonesia, Mr. Soekarno and Mr. Moh. Hatta was placed in the ruin of the colonial’s building. The gigantic size of the artistic statues makes it popular among the tourist. Most tourists will perform a photo taking activity around it.

Last but not least, spare some time to visit The Grave of The Unknown Heroes where they buried all the unknown fighters at the battle of 10 November 1945.

Getting There

Tugu Pahlawan is located at Jalan Pahlawan, Surabaya. To reach Surabaya, you can opt to fly to Juanda Airport. The airport is one of the busiest airports in Indonesia as they serve numerous flight destinations for you. Or you can also hop on a train to Gubeng Station, the biggest station in Surabaya.

To carry on the journey from the your starting point, you can rely on the service of online ride hailing application to reach Tugu Pahlawan or catch a regular taxi from where you are. In Surabaya, the air temperature ranges from 25-34 celcius degree, do make sure to wear comfortable clothes for your own convenience.

Accommodation

The city of Surabaya is one of the fastest growing cities in Indonesia, thanks to its prime location at the center of country, Surabaya is making its way to be one of the most important business area in Indonesia.

In 2018, Surabaya crowned as the best cities in Tourism at the 2018 Yokatta Wonderful Indonesia Awards. As a tourism destination, Surabaya provides you numerous of well-developed tourism facility to make your visiting more enjoyable. BATIQA Hotel Surabaya is a newly built hotel in the area. Located at Jl. Darmokali No.60, Surabaya, the hotel is located near the Surabaya Zoo and Taman Bungkul.

To satiate your hunger, several local restaurants can also be found outside the landmark area, among them is the well-known lontong balap, fried duck, klopo satay, and fried eel.
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