Location: Jl. Sakura III No. 7, Taman Sakura Indah Housing, Tanjung Selamat, Medan Tuntung, Medan City
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Opening hours: 07.00-20.00 WIB
Telephone: (061) 8201943
Religious and historical tours in a multicultural city like Medan are the right choice, because there are many historical buildings of various religions.
Apart from being satisfied by the delicious food, the mind is amazed by how people have been able to build something magnificent with limited equipment in ancient times, for example Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni.
Road to Location
If you want to have a religious and historical tour to the Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni, so that it is more accessible, we start from Merdeka Park, go straight to Jalan balikota then take a left onto Jalan Guru Patimpus.
Follow the road to Jalan General Gatot Subroto then turn left onto Jalan Sunggal, follow the road and turn left onto Jalan Medan Tebing Tinggi.
Continue along the road then take a right onto the Asoka Flower road then take a left onto Bunga Raya road until you find Sakura II street not far from the left side of the road and you have reached Graha Maria Annai Velangkanni.
This path can also be reached by Google map Navigate from where your point starts, if the public transportation driver knows the way to get here you don’t have to worry about getting lost.
Church Mass Schedule
The schedule for the mass at the Graha Maria Valengkanni is: Saturday, Novena Prayers starting at 17.15, Mass at 18.00. Sunday there is no mass and then Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday The Rosary Prayer starts at 17.30, the mass starts at 18.00.
And especially for Friday in the first week, it was continued with the Sacred Heart Devotiation agenda.
A brief History
In 1991 a basic Christian community was formed called “The Big Family of Tamil Catholics in St. Petersburg. Boneventure ‘. in 1998 the archbishop approached his goal of building a community hall.
Its function is to promote educational activities and expand the community. Catholics have great respect for the Blessed Mother Mary of Velangkanni, which is why Tamils are sure to come to the church.
The Archbishop of Medan, Alfred Gonti, greatly appreciated the construction of this Graha, because he had come to the Annai Velangkanni Temple in India.
So he understood very well that this Church dedicated to Our Lady must have a different scope of Jama’at than usual.
This church was built in 2001 s / d 2005 for almost 4 years, and Pastor James is the father of this building.
Precisely on October 1, 2005 this church was officially opened by Archbishop Anicetus Antonius, pilgrims from abroad also came from India, Malaysia and Singapore.
Other Spiritual Tour
Maria Lourdes Cave, is in the city of Kediri. This place is often visited by pilgrims, especially those who are Christians in East Java and its surroundings.
The origin of its name is due to duplications of the Lourdes Cave such as the one in France. The statue of the Virgin Mary outside is made of cement with a height of 3.5 meters.
In addition to the caves, around the Puhsarang Church, which was built by Father Wolters and the architect Henricus Maclaine. It is believed that the shape of the church resembles the Trowulan museum.
Blenduk Church, located in the city of Semarang which is the oldest church in Central Java, the construction was done by the Dutch in 1753.
This place has another name GPIB Immanuel, according to reliable sources other than the big dome which was covered with bronze.
This place underwent renovations in 1894. The pastor in charge until now is Helen Luhulima-Hukom, who started her service in 2015.
Cross of LoveLocated in Tarutung, the purpose of this building was to commemorate the German missionary Ingwer Ludwig.
He is believed to have started his mission in North Sumatra. This place is clearly located in the hills of Siatas Berita, Tarutung, North Tapanuli.
Maria Cave Sendang Sriningsih, located in Sleman Yogyakarta. Apart from the Prambanan temple, it turns out that around here, precisely between Ijo Hill and Mintorogo, there is the Maria Sendang Sriningsih Cave, initiated by D Hardjosuwondo.
The meaning of this building is an intermediary between God’s grace to the people. The building has a lot of stairs along with reliefs that are on the body.
Worship here is carried out 9 times a year every Kliwon Friday. One of the things that makes tourists want to come here is spring water which is effective for safety and is protected from all kinds of diseases.
Pinaling Prayer Hill, located in Amurang South Minahasa. It has been around since 2003, setting the journey of Jesus when he was about to be crucified.
Many statues that explain events at that time, colorful stones and the sound of water from a waterfall add to the serenity of worship in the place.
Existing facilities in this place are lodging, halls and many other things that can be found in the Garden of Faith.
Faith Tourism Park, located in Dairi Regency, North Sumatra, it is located about 154 km from the city of Medan. In this place there are churches, temples, monasteries and mosques so they can be visited by all religions.
The idea of making this place arose through discussions of all local religious leaders in the Dairi district.
The attraction in this place is the Saddhavadana Temple with a Buddha statue, there are also a statue of Abraham, the Prophet Moses, Noah’s boat, the Cave of the Virgin Mary, and the Oikumene church.
The track record of Jesus’ journey in the Lamb, praying in Gethsmania, Mount Golgotha and the place where Jesus Resurrected. Hindu Temple and Field for Hajj rituals and Mosque.
The Great Cross Inscription, located on Mansinam Island, West Papua. Built to commemorate the missionary missionaries from Germany named CW Ottow and Johann Gottlob Geissler.
At the bottom of the inscription there is an inscription in Dutch which after being translated means the first zending for Papua Ottow-Geissler arrived here February 5, 1855.
Larantuka, Located in East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara. This place is usually crowded during the Easter celebrations because that day is celebrated on a large scale.
The statues there are Mr. Ma, the Virgin Mary, the statue of Jesus and can only be seen during the Easter celebration.
Durian Ucok, haven’t been to Medan if you don’t stop by here. What makes it famous is the texture of the durian fruit which is very thick, sticky and soft.
It has been almost 26 years since the owner has been selling durian, so he is very experienced in the fruit.
The types that are sold are not only durian fruit, but have been served variously, namely pancakes and ice cream, located on Jalan Wahid Hasyim.
Delicious Soto Kesawan Tenan, located on Ahmad Yani Street, Medan City, this Soto does not use chicken or meat as its mainstay menu but shrimp.
The presentation, the shrimp is fried first so the fishy smell from the sea can disappear and it’s even better to eat. For those who don’t like shrimp, let’s return to their original taste, just choose to use chicken or meat.
Warkop Elisabeth, is on Jalan Misbah and in front of Santa Elisabeth Hospital that is the reason it is called that way. Actually, nothing really special. In general, they only sell coffee, tea, fried noodles, fried rice.
Perhaps the mainstay here according to visitors is war rice which looks like cat rice. This place is always crowded at night because it is open 24 hours, perfect for those who are looking for food or are too late.
Kumango Mushroom Chicken Noodle, located on Jalan Mangkubumi Medan. Noodles that have a thin texture are perfect for noodle lovers.
With toppings the main is mushrooms, chicken, mustard greens, bean sprouts and fried onions. It’s been around since 1958, and it’s always a bustling place, so hurry up before it runs out!
Mie Balap Wahidin, as the name implies, this place is on Jl Wahidin Medan. It is called Mie Balap because it is served very fast like a person who is racing.
Even though what is being sold is not noodles, but fried rice noodles and noodles. The making of the noodles is fried in the cauldron, and cook it using firewood. Toppings can use meatballs, squid or eggs.
Lontong Kak Lin, is on Jl Teuku Cik Ditiro opposite SMA 1. The Lontong variants that are sold are Lontong sayur, lopis, and pecel.
Open from 7am to 6pm. Here there are also sold wet cakes such as klepon, sus to a rather heavy variety of martabak. This place has been around since 1994, so the quality is unquestionable.
Tabona Restaurant, is close to Kumango Chicken Noodle which are both located on Mangkubumi Street. Recommended menus are chicken curry, goat, beef and curry vermicelli. Open from 07.00 to 17.00
Apek Coffee Shop, located on Jl Hindu. For Coffee lover, this coffee shop cannot be missed. The unique coffee serving technique makes the drink delicious.
From choosing coffee beans, coffee brewing equipment, water temperature, stirring, attention is paid to in detail. Complementary coffee, also served with toast and steamed, please order don’t hesitate!
Mie Aceh Titi Bobrok, is on Jalan Setia Budi even though it is in Medan but Acehnese food is very popular here because of the strong spices in the presentation of the food. The dish is divided into two, namely seafood and usual.
For Seafood can use crab, shrimp and fish meatball, while those who usually use eggs or meat. Everything is added with pickles, chips, limes and pickles according to request.
After a spiritual tour and around tasting the culinary delights. Now is the time to visit spot other recommendations regarding the latest tourist attractions in Medan.
The reason is, because besides being a place that has been a long time ago, there are also growing new tourist points that keep up with the times and the market.
The Le Hu Garden is one of the places to bridge human nature which thirsts to explore new places.
This place is a beautiful garden filled with various kinds of colorful flowers. Flower “Love” is spot which visitors are very often used to selfie.
This tourist spot is located in Patumbak Deli Serdang, and not too far from Medan City. Mainstay spot the visitor’s photo here is of a colorful flower garden and a fish pond.
The entry fee of IDR 10,000 includes parking, you know, cheap right? A rustic feel that is very rarely found in cities, making this place a favorite for brides-to-be who want to do it prewedding.
The rides that can be tried here are boats and rowing ducks. The rental price is IDR 20,000 / route and takes almost 20 minutes.
The panorama that is presented is in the form of green and beautiful views, so it can eliminate fatigue when in urban areas.
Oh yes, it is not allowed to bring food and drinks from outside because all of that has been provided by the manager.
One of the menus served is sweet and sour gourami, prices start from IDR 20,000 to 60,000. In addition, there are also tilapia fish, per fishing rod for IDR 40,000.
So if you don’t know this place, please come because there are actually many newest tourist attractions in Medan.