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Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Visit a religious landmark at Istiqlal Mosque, the largest such building in Southeast Asia. The national mosque of Indonesia, the building was constructed to commemorate the country's independence and opened to the public in 1978. With large towers that can be seen from across town and a powerful, seamless central dome, the mosque displays an attractive and prominent architectural style. Step inside to view the ornately decorated interior and expansive prayer room. Add Istiqlal Mosque and other attractions to your Jakarta trip itinerary using our Jakarta holiday planner.
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  • The guide said that this is the third biggest mosque in a world, after Meka and Medina. Did some research, it's forth biggest. He was full of information, I guess they were correct. Then he came up wi...  read more »
  • While the building is really interesting and rather pleasant to visit, but it's more for its size and aesthetic that he throws. The view of the inner courtyard to the sunset worth nevertheless. Tip: If you don't want to offer insistently to put your shoes in a locker room 'special tourists' (although obviously paying), think of your shoes in your bag just before you pass through the doors of the mosque
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  • The mosque emerges in its full grandeur as you enter it..look up at the magnificently ornamented dome and wonder at the majestic inscriptions circling it. It gets more glamorous at night with the ligh...  read more »
  • Welcomed with a local friend who wanted to show me around. Having removed our shoes and entered we were SHOUTED at by an official who insisted we must sign a guest book. No problem at all I thought, but when I picked up the pen to do as he asked, he ***SLAPPED*** my hand away, because he had not yet told me exactly *when* to sign. It was very obvious we were dealing with a mean, power-craven little man so we left immediately, as I guess he wanted us to. It was also obvious that he and his lackey were enjoying their pettiness so I would strongly recommend you avoid this place unless you are willing to risk authoritarian sadism from a nasty little man who seems not care how he represents his mosque, his station or his faith. Seems a great shame to degrade a magnificent institution with such a pathetic gloating little display.
  • The biggest mosque in South East Asia with it's unique and simple architecture. Not restricted only for Moslem, at ordinary day you could enter this mosque via Al-Fattah entrance that face to face with Katedral Church. On the outside of mosque, some seats completed with electric plugs are available, so you could charge your gadget while enjoy the mosque atmosphere. The staffs on deposit counter was very friendly. There are also several travel guide too.
  • Very nice masjid, but we met a guy, who works there, and he offer us that he show us around. We thouht that it is for free, but at the end he ask for 300 000 IDR. And he was very pushy... :(
  • Huge mosque...barak Allaho fih we fi man yosaly fih
  • The largest mosque in Southeast Asia, usually Indonesian president is doing shalat here at Eid ul-fitr
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