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Address: Jalan Gubernur Suryo no 7, Surabaya, Indonesia
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Good sightseeing spot

Since I was there on Saturday, the side road of the building was closed for car-free-day. Thus I did not enter the site. But I did took pictures in front of the building, between... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2017
Inge S
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31 reviews
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Since I was there on Saturday, the side road of the building was closed for car-free-day. Thus I did not enter the site. But I did took pictures in front of the building, between the large words of BALAI KOTA. Was a good spot.

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Thank Inge S
Surakarta
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

grahadi is an office where the province government take place. grahadi was the "gubernur" official office.

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2 Thank alansW3994OH
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2015

This beautifully building (at least from the outside) is really synonymous with Indonesia, developing but maintaining heritage. You enter the building itself but the grounds are well kept and does have some photogenic opportunities.

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Thank AlwynYap
Jakarta, Indonesia
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157 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2015

if you an architech then you must go see this building while you are in Surabaya. Great architecture, and now it is a government office.

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Thank Fransis N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 697 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2015

The name 'Grahadi' is derived fromn the Sanskrit word meaning 'house' while Adi means 'distinguished'. Thus Grahadi means 'distinguished house'. it was built sometime in 1795. The architecture is from the Dutch colonial times. There is a very vast garden around the building with palm trees. Most of the wood used in the construction of the building is of teak... More 

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3 Thank jeff1955malaysia
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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58 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Grahadi State Building is a building constructed in 1795 during the reign of Residan Dirk Van Hogendorps (1794-1798). Currently, the function of this building is designated as the official residence of the Governor of East Java. Grahadi State Building located in the heart of Surabaya, close to the location perbelajaan Tunjungan Plaza. Grahadi name is taken from the Sanskrit, and... More 

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5 Thank Budakesunyian88
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great architecture. Now the building was used for the governor's office. You can take pictures from across the street.

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2 Thank Totosp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2013

In police birthday it's used for bazaar and a police cruiser are showed (oftenly harley davidson police convoy) weapon used cop are showed too. In 2010 it's have technology event and health even, my sister has won best application design. Mins this Place : A parking place is very limited. Sorry for bad english, i'm from Indonesia.

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Chengdu, China
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1,252 reviews
745 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Grahadi never seems to get much press as a tourist sight, which we find odd. This is a singularly elegant 18th century mansion, centrally located right in the commercial heart of Indonesia's second city. Still used as the official residence as the governor of East Java today, it has retained its importance in the administration of East Java from the... More 

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