This study aims to explore the physical factors that contribute to the Ampel Street Corridor in Surabaya, Indonesia. Ampel is known as both an historic area and as an area in Surabaya that is inhabited by Arabian communities. The Ampel corridors lead to the centre of activities, the mosque and the tomb of Sunan Ampel, who was the spreader of Islam in Java Island in the 16th century. Qualitative methods of study are used, where the data are collected through focus group discussions. The informants involved are visitors to Ampel. The study reveals that the physical factors that affect the formation of a sense of place for the corridor of the Agung Mosque and and tomb of Raden Rahmat Sunan Ampel are an authentic gate, corridor dimension, commercial space disharmony, the diversity of products and natural lighting. Meanwhile, the physical factors that affect the Ampel Suci Corridor are an authentic gate, ceiling ornament, a connecting road to the settlement, comercial space harmony, artificial lighting and the diversity of product types with religious nuances.