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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Kevin O
Istanbul, Türkiye81 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
Tourists (male and female) were allowed to enter through the Al Quddus entrance (women’s entrance) on the right. The gate to enter the mosque is opposite the cathedral. Take your shoes off before the first step up to the security guard. You should dress respectfully, although I did see a man enter with shorts above the knee. The men’s ablution area is through the Al Fatah entrance. Non-Muslims only through that entrance for men.
Written 26 November 2022
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TonyHell
Seattle, WA34 contributions
Jul 2022
I was looking forward to visiting the Masjid Istqlal in Jakarta simply for it's place in the historical context of Indonesia and it's architectural impact. What I wasn't expecting was the warm welcome and patience in answering my questions about the mosque and Islam. As a westerner with a christian-based childhood, I wasn't sure what to expect. In the United States there are a lot of preconceived notions about Islam and Muslims. Our experience was one of the highlights of our visit to Jakarta. The mosque is breathtaking in its size and scope. The tour was somewhat brief, but very informative. I felt that our guide would have taken as much time as needed to answer any questions we had.

Masjid Istiqlal is a terrific highlight to your visit to Indonesia if you're interested in architecture, learning about Islam and it's role in the formation of modern Indonesia, and for the tranquility of the massive structure in the middle of busy and huge Jakarta.

Salam!
Written 11 August 2022
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Melanie E
Auckland Central, New Zealand128 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Very nice guard explained that it is currently closed to tourists. If you are Muslim and would like to pray then you are still able to enter. Building looked nice from the outside.
Written 9 July 2022
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wut
South Tangerang, Indonesia11 contributions
May 2022
With the renovation of this mosque, it makes this mosque more charming and comfortable for worship.
Hopefully it can be preserved and well cared for
Written 9 June 2022
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Masagos Bin Abd
4 contributions
Nov 2019
ive been there many times, hope could be there in this new normall , with my wife i go to several places in jakarta , but this mosque its a must
Written 23 August 2020
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khanh phuong
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I had bad experience here, it’s not about the mosque but about the man who introduced us about the mosque. He was quite old and he worked there. Firstly, he prevented us to go inside and demanded us to wear long jacket on. It’s ok, then he told us to wait and he needed to ask someone to let us get in. He was friendly at that time, and he showed us around. After that, he asked us to donate for the mosque. It’s ok though. But then he demanded us to pay 50 rupiahs each !!! We just gave him 25 rupiahs each cuz we just wanted to get out of here. And he spoke something in bahasa that we didn’t understand, but we could feel his anger. Then we wanted to take our shoes, he asked for money again !!!! That’s really bad for a big mosque like this. I hope the authority can solve the problems. I met so many amazing people here until this case happened (Our group has an Indonesian girl, he didn’t tell any price firstly, and he scolded with bahasa at her, she cried after we left that mosque)
Written 22 February 2020
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diosdado boregas
8 contributions
Feb 2020
I have the same story where i was not able to see this mosque. due to my limited time. by nxt time I have to spare this time to visit
Written 16 February 2020
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Lorey
West Chicago, IL7 contributions
Feb 2020
Gigantic mosque in Jakarta, one of the biggest in the world. I believed it's one of the 5 largest mosques in the world. The architecture is unique, industrial style while many other mosque i have visited has middle east style of mosque.
Written 9 February 2020
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FormerCaliBoy
Zurich, Switzerland19,612 contributions
Dec 2019
We visited this largest mosque in S/E Asia. It’s difficult to find the entrance with all the construction around the mosque, but there does seem to be at least two. We entered on the southwest side. There is a tourist desk that will hold your shoes and issue you a sarong for a small fee.

The mosque is large with people praying on the carpet under the massive dome. There were school kids learning to pray, while others inside just seemed to be inside under the large fans and out of the heat if the day. The exterior hall/walkways you will find people just relaxing, sleeping, eating, just keeping cool and meeting and hanging out with friends.
Written 2 February 2020
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Delsurophile
Manchester, UK40 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
4th largest mosque in the world. Can hold 200,000 people at once. Quite an experience. Utilitarian design. It has a deep clean every 5 years. Takes 9 months. Everyone very friendly and pleased to see you visit. Right opposite Christian Cathedral. Deliberate to show unity and tolerance. They share grounds on special occasions. The tolerance and mutual respect in Indonesia is a lesson to the world.
Written 31 January 2020
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