4 Free Historical Places in Surabaya Worth Visiting

26 July 2022 11:50 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The capital of East Java Province, Surabaya, has many historical sites worth visiting. It is renowned as the city of heroes in honor of its fighters against the Dutch and Japanese forces for Indonesia’s independence.

Here are four tourist destinations in the city offering free entrance tickets:

1. Kota Tua or Old Town

As quoted from the city’s page bangga.surabaya.go.id, Kota Tua is located in North Surabaya. Tourists may experience architecture tours in this area which had been revamped in 2018 in order to preserve cultural heritage sites.

Visitors can take pictures in many places with the view of vintage and classic architecture, including Jembatan Merah or the red bridge. Although there is no entrance fee, the parking fee is charged Rp2,000 for a motorcycle and Rp5,000 for a car.

2. Tugu Pahlawan or the Heroes Monument

One of the must-visit historical tours in the city is the Heroes Monument which is situated on Jalan Pahlawan. This site is popular and becomes an icon of the city. No entrance fee for all visitors except on November 10, the National Heroes Day, at Rp 5,000.

3. HOS Tjokroaminoto Museum

This museum used to be the residence of nationalist heroes, namely Ir. Soekarno, Samaoen, Alimin, Darsono and Tan Malaka. The name was taken from the name of the nation's teacher, HOS Tjokroaminoto. Many great figures studied and discussed with him and even lived in that house.

The museum is located on Jalan Peneleh Gg, VII No. 29 – 31 Peneleh, Genteng.

4. Dr. Soetomo Museum

Dr. Soetomo Museum was established to commemorate the fighter and founder of the first independence movement organization in Indonesia, Budi Utomo.

Located in the Indonesian National Building (GNI) Pendopo Complex, on Jalan Bubutan No. 85 – 87, the museum exhibits 328 collections of ancient medical devices and photos.

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