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Indonesia's largest mosque is a sacred place of worship as well as a center for conferences, lectures and seminars.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jl. Taman Wijaya Kusuma | Central Jakarta, Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
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How do you review a place of worship? I write this as a non-Muslim therefore my points of comparison are limited. Certainly it is huge and internally, a testimony to the structural and architectural powers of stainless steel. Istanbul's Hagia Sofia it is not. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 5 days ago

The beauty is great and one have to visit this Mosque to see the great architectural view. The decoration is super.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Khandakar M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What interest me to check out the mosque is because it's the biggest in Southeast Asia. Well, it's huge but there's nothing special about it. But it's interesting enough that it's located just the opposite side of the Catholic Cathedral.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Royax
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the National Monument, walk to the mosque from the park under hot weather. Our group was about 10 and was able to get a guide to show us around the huge area. Entered and took shoes off, and walked barefooted. Was taken upstairs...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank eTaka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Istiqlal awesome place to pray to Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam. Long story sbort i needed a certificate and the imam helped me bless him and have been back to pray many times since .always a blessed day after prayer and a crazy jakarta journey home...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 250neile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived after the final tour, but there was a gentleman who gave us an informal one. It was interesting to learn the history of the mosque, how it was set-up and the features. We were there for prayer, so we stayed to watch. Felt...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank IrishEyesSmiling78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited it for Friday (jummah) prayer. Was very busy. Good sound system. Afterwards I visited the national monument (MONAS) which is only a 10 minute walk away. Makes sense to combine both locations in one visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank the_musafir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good mosque in jakarta. Its very very comfortable for me and my friends to pray here. Place for wudhu is clean.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reinass12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its just 1km from great monas of jakartha. Non muslims can visit and they give very friendly welcome to foriegners. You cantwear shoes inside, and foriegners get seperate lockers free to keep them. the building is 5 floors. But u can go only 3. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DarshanaBR
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Words are something not enough to describe such a beautiful place. Simply beautiful and very peaceful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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manucanuck
21 March 2018|
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Response from MYN950 | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need to come in a group you are always welcome during office hours but you must take of your shoes and someone will guide you around of the official employees and if you where a short they will give you... More
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Jose C
5 September 2017|
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Response from U8492FEjoem | Reviewed this property |
If you take a tour, which you will most likely have to do, there is a small area to keep your shoes (which you need to take off at the very entrance to the mosque). If you are dressed inappropriately, they will give you a... More
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Dawid Z
31 March 2017|
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Response from Tedjo Boogie T | Reviewed this property |
Dear Dawid Z, to witness and experience during late hours and nights are exceptional unique due to the lights and architecture will emerges its grandeur, as the Istiqlal were design in a complete thinking and lots of... More
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