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Heroes Monument Surabaya

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Heroes Monument Surabaya

Surabaya’s Heroes Monument is a monument in East Java, Indonesia. Tugu Pahlawan is the Indonesian name for it. It is the city’s main symbol, dedicated to those who died during the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945. Under the monument is the 10 November Museum.

This pillar-shaped monument stands 41.15 meters tall. It was built to commemorate the events of the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945. Every 10 November, it is the site of a commemoration of the events of 1945, when many heroes died in the war for independence.

On November 10, 1951, Sukarno, the first Indonesian President, led the groundbreaking ceremony, accompanied by Surabaya Mayor Doel Arnowo. One year later, it was officially opened.

The Heroes Monument is a warrior spirit symbol of the “arek-arek Suroboyo”” (people of Surabaya) who fought the colonists. This monument stands in front of the East Java Governor’s Office. As a cultural pledge building, this monument is located on Pahlawan Street in Surabaya and is very strategic because it is located in Surabaya’s downtown, surrounded by the main roads Bubutan Street, Tembaan Street, and Kebon Rojo Street. This is monument is one of the things to do in Surabaya

Heroes Monument is built in “overturn nail” form, seen have monumental philosophic value. This Heroes Monument have of 40,45 meters height or 45 yards, with diameter under 3,10 meters and diameter to 1,30 meters. At underside of the monument is decorated with ‘”Trisula” engraving pictorial, ‘”Cakra”, ‘”Stamba” and ‘”Padma” as fire struggle symbol.

Heroes Monument, also known as Heroic Monument (Indonesian:Tugu Pahlawan) is a monument in Surabaya, Indonesia. It is the main symbol of the city, dedicated to the people who died during the Battle of Surabaya on November 10, 1945. This Museum built to clarify the existence of Heroes Monument to study the network of 10 November 1945 encounter event in Surabaya. The museum building consisted of 2 floors that is floor 1 applied for 10 statue exhibition bunches symbolized the spirit of Surabaya people struggle and the oration social of Bung TOMO drama and encounter film that show of 10 Novembers 1945 struggle (electronic diorama) and space auditorium in second floor as exhibit weapon space, reproduction of documenter photographs and exhibition of Bung TOMO omission collection. Besides, there are two states diorama spaces that presents eight event that happened around of 10 November 1945 Surabaya encounter, complete with its narration.

General Information
Ticket Admission to Heroes Monument Area:
Adult: Rp. 5.000.000

Visit Time:

  1. Tuesday to Thursday: 08.00 – 15.30 WIB
  2. Friday: 08.00 – 15.00 WIB
  3. Saturday – Sunday: 08.00 – 14.00 WIB.
    Monday: closed
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