CIREBON
Jalan Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo, Kesambi Cirebon West Java, Indonesia

DIRECTION TO HOTEL

BATIQA Hotel Cirebon situated 3km away from Cirebon Train Station. There are numerous ways to reach the hotel, guests can choose from hotel pick-up from the station upon request, taxis, and minibuses.

From Cirebon Train Station, head east toward Jalan Siliwangi for about 80 meters, turn right onto Jalan Kartini for about 700 meters. Pass by Grage Shopping Mall on the right and then turn left onto Jalan Cipto Mangunkusumo for about 1km and continue straight a u-turn before Kumon Cipto.

Exploring Spiritual Traces in Cirebon: The Charm of Religious Tourism in the Shrimp City

Gua Sunyaragi Cirebon

Cirebon, a city famous for its batik and culinary delights, holds another charm that is no less interesting: religious tourism. Dubbed the City of Saints, Cirebon has a long history in the spread of Islam in West Java. This is reflected in the existence of various historical sites and ancient mosques scattered throughout the city.

For spiritual explorers, Cirebon offers a unique and memorable religious tourism experience. Here are some of the must-visit religious tourism destinations in Cirebon:

1. Kasepuhan Palace:

The Kasepuhan Palace is one of the oldest palaces in West Java, founded in the 15th century. This palace houses various heirlooms and historical relics related to the spread of Islam in Cirebon. One of the interesting things is the Red Panjunan Mosque, the oldest mosque in Cirebon built by Sunan Gunung Jati.

2. Tomb of Sunan Gunung Jati:

Sunan Gunung Jati is one of the Wali Songo who played an important role in the spread of Islam in Java. His tomb is located in Astana Village, Cirebon, and is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Cirebon.

3. Sunan Kalijaga's Hermitage:

The hermitage of Sunan Kalijaga is located in Tegalgubug Village, Cirebon. In this place, Sunan Kalijaga is said to have preached and spread Islam to the people of Cirebon.


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4. At-Taqwa Mosque:

The At-Taqwa Mosque is the largest mosque in Cirebon, which can accommodate up to 15,000 worshipers. This mosque has a magnificent and modern architecture, making it one of the iconic landmarks in Cirebon.

5. Sunyaragi Cave:

Sunyaragi Cave is a water park heritage of the Kasepuhan Palace which has historical and spiritual value. This cave is said to have been used by the Sultans of Cirebon for meditation and prayer to Allah SWT.

Tips for Religious Tourism in Cirebon:

  • Wear modest clothing that covers your body when visiting holy places.
  • Be polite and respectful to pilgrims and guards of religious sites.
  • Keep religious tourism sites clean and tidy.
  • Prepare small change to give alms to beggars.

Religious tourism in Cirebon not only offers historical and cultural tours, but also becomes a place to reflect and get closer to Allah SWT. By exploring the spiritual traces in Cirebon, you will get an unforgettable tourism experience.

Come on, explore the charm of religious tourism in Cirebon and find peace in the Shrimp City!


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