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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

it is beautiful inside and out - we were fortunate to have a private tour! The drum was unbelievable!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ej2sweet
Reviewed 5 days ago

This would be the biggest mosque I have seen in my entire life. I visit this place in the evening after the prayers. It was very calm and I could get a nice view of the nearest cathedral.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jacky_Bhagat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tl;dr - the mosque is great but they use pressure to force you into donating. Firstly, the mosque itself is breathtaking in its scale. 200,000 people can pray on here at once. It is definitely worth seeing, but don't be surprised by being strong armed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank df86
Reviewed 6 days ago

Drop by to perform our afternoon prayer. Such a hugeeee mosque and comfortable for travelers either solo, group or family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank arifo85
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you get to pray there, it's really serene and the way the main hall is naturally ventilated is really cool. This place is huge!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mxsquared27
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first mosque I ever visited and it was a very nice experience. A dress code is implemented and shoes needs to be removed upon entry. A big open courtyard opens up at the second floor, with a view of minaret. Prayers echoed within the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Three24-ph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 1st visit to Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta Central. The mosque management should emphasis more on cleaniless of the mosque area especially on the ablution area and the toilet. It’s quite smelly even outside of the ablution area. The ventilation system is not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mredzal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we entered the gates of the mosque a lady approached us telling us we needed a carrier bag for our shoes, we didn’t take one from her because she was after money. You do not need a bag as they provide a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 817daisyw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mosque is huge and the structure itself is impressive. Modest dress is suggested. Women are offered hooded robes to wear. The sanctuary can be viewed from the main floor, although our tour group climbed to the third level to be able to look down...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mosque itself and the staffs inside are wonderful. However, there are people outside who wanders and try to convince tourists to buy their bag for shoes and rent their hijab, but in reality it is not necessary because it is provided by the mosque...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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manucanuck
20 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
30 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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