To do sightseeing in Surabaya, tourist can find many historical places which are the remnants of colonial period. Gedung Negara Grahadi is one the buildings having historical value.
The name Grahadi is derived from a confernce hall inside the building. Graha in Sanskrit means House, while Adi signifles distinguished. "Distinguisted" is the right description for this elegant and carefully preserved building. The building is a particularly fine example of "Dutch Tropical" architecture of the colonial period. Like the other building of its period elsewhere in indonesia which managed to survice the post- independence penchant for modernism and indonesianisation. Grahadi ia a solid and hansome structure characterrisedby strong, clean and well propotioned vertical and horizontal lines.