Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta, Java


What can you expect:

Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the third largest Sunni mosque in term of capacity, as it can accommodate congregations of up to 120,000 people.

Located at Jalan Taman Wijaya Kusuma in Central Jakarta, on the north eastern corner of the Merdeka Square, the Istiqlal Mosque stands out with its 45m diameter dome and tall minarets. Standing almost right across the old Catholic Church at the corner of Jalan Lapangan Banteng, the Istiqlal mosque was designed in 1954 by Frederich Silaban, a Christian architect from North Sumatra.

The mosque has a large rectangular prayer hall with a 45 meter diameter dome supported by 12 round columns, and has 4 levels of balconies.  Its interior is mostly simple.


The Istiqlal Mosque is free to visit. But respect the rules and the beliefs!

Opening hours:

Monday4am – 12pm
Tuesday4am – 12pm
Wednesday4am – 12pm
Thursday4am – 12pm
Friday4am – 12pm
Saturday4am – 11pm

The location:

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