Istiqlal Mosque
Istiqlal Mosque
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Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a center for conferences, lectures and seminars.
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  • AdventureMom16
    San Francisco, California130 contributions
    Big and nice architecture mosque
    The mosque is best to be observed from the outside. I found the mosque to be big with little special. If you are a women and you need to go to a bathroom, be prepared to take off your shoes and socks and walk on wet bathroom floors. You also have to walk lots of stairs as there are 5 floors. The guide offers some uninspiring facts and took some pictures for our group.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 10 January 2023
  • Hagia dyah
    Jakarta, Indonesia49 contributions
    Beautiful Mosque
    I've been here for many times. This is huge mosque located on central Jakarta in front of katedral church. The architecture just wonderful. This mosque also open for non Islam to visit. The public transportation also very easy. There is train station and bus stop very close to the mosque.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 February 2023
  • ADB000
    Melbourne, Australia332 contributions
    A wealth of information
    We gowned up (robes supplied) and went barefoot on an informative guided tour of the Mosque with guide Didi. He provided lots of interesting information about the architecture, design, facts, and figures of the design and construction of the Mosque which he told us was the third largest in the world and can hold up to 200,000 people. Didi also outlined the significant factors linking the Mosque to Indonesian Independence and was quite an accomplished photographer too! The building is on 5 levels, but we only went up two levels and were able to take the stairs slowly and steadily without any difficulty. It could be a factor for those with mobility issues. The cooling cross-ventilation was terrific on a very hot afternoon in Jakarta. It also provided a good vantage point for pics of the Catholic Cathedral spires which were hard to capture at the cathedral. The tour was a terrific freebie and much appreciated. Recommended for a cool, quiet hour or so.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 9 March 2023
  • StotheN
    Stockholm, Sweden547 contributions
    The design is so unlike a mosque
    If i had walked by without the guide, i would not have guessed it to be a mosque. You cant even see the dome from the street. The place is pocked during prayer times and vendors line up at the different gates to the mosque. It is worth a visit only if you really want to tick off the Jakarta sights checklist.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 24 April 2023
  • BarryH
    Boston, Massachusetts35 contributions
    Beautiful Mosque in Jakarta
    This is a beautiful, modern mosque in Jakarta. It's huge and very pretty inside. But, the best part was the Guide from the mosque who was extremely knowledgeable and explained the meaning behind everything we were seeing (we are not Muslim). He took the time to educate us about not only the mosque itself, but the religion. He even sang the morning prayer to us and explained what it meant. I've visited many mosques but never received the education that I received on this visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Hany G
    Bakersfield, California1,074 contributions
    Big mosque!
    The mosque launches a guided tour every 30 minutes for free. You just need to register at the tourist office. The tour is around 20 minutes, and it takes you only to the second floor of the mosque where you can take pictures from the top. It is the biggest mosque in jakrta and can hold up to 200k worshipers.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
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AFLanYao
New York City, NY270 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
The architecture itself is very plain, more like Soviet Union rather than stylish elegant traditional Arabic style, even similar to a parking lot I would say. The tour guide was very rude and offensive. I had to input my personal information into their computer. Instead of leaving me do it myself, he kept on verbally rushing me through though his right hand on the mouse was actually quite slow, and no one was behind me to rush for. He got quite pissed just because his rude service was rejected. Then he said I needed to wait for 1 hour. I got quite surprised but then it turned out to be just 1 second, a vicious joke. He asked me to stay in this small room and wait, and my 10kg backpack had already worn me out, but there was no seat, not even a single space to stand, shoe scattering everywhere. He just laughed it away. Suddenly everyone stood up and started to move out, he also rushed me here and there, do this and do that, like I'm just his pet, without the very least politeness and respect. I truly believe he is racist against non-religionists and Chinese! He was also quite rude to the local prayers, no lying, no sleeping, no resting, like he is a school master, bishop or GOD self. His sharing, totally 5 min, was also quite boring and occasionally wrong. Trust me, you will get more from Wikipedia. Anyway a modern building like this won't have much to talk about either, especially weaving with Indonesian nationalism and independence myth. Female toilet is basically unusable, filled with water up to the ankle.
Written 9 October 2023
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Zsuzsa.Guide
Targu Secuiesc, Romania201 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
This is an impressive mosque in Jakarta& worth a visit. Very modern building& decoration inside. Bring with you socks to wear or wet wipes to clean your feet after visit, the floor is not so clean!
Written 20 August 2023
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erayaakartuna
United States2 contributions
Aug. 2023
Huge mosque and interesting place. You'll find people praying and very friendly. I loved this place especially stand in front of Church!
Written 15 August 2023
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Hany G
Bakersfield, CA1,074 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
The mosque launches a guided tour every 30 minutes for free. You just need to register at the tourist office. The tour is around 20 minutes, and it takes you only to the second floor of the mosque where you can take pictures from the top.
It is the biggest mosque in jakrta and can hold up to 200k worshipers.
Written 8 August 2023
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BarryH
Boston, MA35 contributions
Jun. 2023
This is a beautiful, modern mosque in Jakarta. It's huge and very pretty inside. But, the best part was the Guide from the mosque who was extremely knowledgeable and explained the meaning behind everything we were seeing (we are not Muslim). He took the time to educate us about not only the mosque itself, but the religion. He even sang the morning prayer to us and explained what it meant. I've visited many mosques but never received the education that I received on this visit.
Written 28 July 2023
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roamas
Sydney, Australia554 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
We tried to visit (had to walk to the gate opposite the cathedral) but were told foreigners not allowed in on the weekend. Lady at the gate gave us insightful info about it. Looks amazing!
Written 1 July 2023
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HRS_6
Kluang, Malaysia1,561 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
Grand especially from inside
Few small shops near the gate facing church
No ladies'prayer room on the ground?
Have to use stairs
Written 26 May 2023
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Callista Ramira
Jakarta, Indonesia8 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Famous huge mosque in Jakarta. Nice snacks and meals around the mosque, but it might be a bit pricey. There's a small playground near the mosque.
Written 20 May 2023
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hunglow
Phuket, Thailand1,582 contributions
May 2023
great story to tell. beautiful decorated with stainless still. friendly guide explaining the history and its story. worth the visit.
Written 14 May 2023
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Iskandar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia260 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Friends
Beautiful muslim complex outside as well inside. Explore Istiqlal’s beauty from various angle and different floor.
Written 24 April 2023
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