Istiqlal MosqueCurrently Open
- Address: Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma, DKI Jakarta 10710, Indonesia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +62-2134830375
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids
Inaugurated in 1978, Istiqlal Mosque (id: Masjid Istiqlal) owned by Indonesian State Secretary with Ministry of Religious Affairs of Indonesian Republic. Istiqlal meaning ‘Independence’ is a reminder of Indonesia’s struggle fornational independence. Its 17 years construction was personally supervised by the first President of Indonesian Republic, Soekarno. The largest mosque in Southeast Asia both in structure and capacity, as it can accommodate congregation of up to 120,000 people, has 4 levels of balcony. Located at Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma in central Jakarta, on the northeastern corner of the Merdeka Square, the Istiqlal Mosque stands out with its 45 meters diameter dome and supported by 12 huge columns which covered by aluminium plates. Standing almost right across the old Catholic Church (id: Gereja Katedral) at the corner of Jalan Lapangan Banteng, the mosque was designed in 1954 by Frederich Silaban, a Christian architect from North Sumatra.
Istiqlal Mosque Travel Tips
- Guides are available.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
- Photography without permission is prohibited.
- Peace of religious place should be maintained at all times.
How to Reach Istiqlal Mosque
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88.57% of people who visit Jakarta include Istiqlal Mosque in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
27.09% of people start their Istiqlal Mosque visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Istiqlal Mosque
92.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Istiqlal Mosque