Built more than a century ago, Masjid Jamek is one of the country’s oldest mosques. It was officiated by the-then Sultan of Selangor in 1909 – two years after construction was completed – and served as the city’s main mosque before Masjid Negara was built.
Located at the confluence of Klang River and Gombak River, the mosque stands on the city’s first Malay burial ground. It was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback and features Neo-Moorish architectural style reminiscent of colonial buildings in Northern India, distinguished by onion-shaped domes and spires, and horseshoe arches over decorated columns.
Not far from Masjid Jamek across the Gombak River is the equally-historical Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which was designed by the same architect and shares a similar style. An LRT station which connects to other parts of the city sits right outside the mosque.