Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia
This mosque was built to commemorate the independence of Indonesia. and named after Istiqlal, the Arabic word for independence
4 Apr 2022

The Istiqlal Mosque is the largest mosque in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and the third largest mosque in the world. Located in the center of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. This mosque was built to commemorate the independence of Indonesia. and named after Istiqlal, the Arabic word for independence.

The courtyard at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta
The courtyard at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta

This mosque was designed by an Indonesian architect, Frederich Silaban. Construction of the mosque began in 1961 and was completed in 1978. The mosque has 12 floors and can accommodate up to 200,000 people.

Popular tourist attractions in Jakarta

The Istiqlal Mosque is a symbol of the pride of the Indonesian nation. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in Jakarta and is visited by Muslims from all over the world.

This mosque is located in the center of Jakarta, near Merdeka Square and the National Monument. The mosque's unique architecture includes a large dome and two minarets. The dome is decorated with Islamic calligraphy and has a diameter of 45 meters. The towers are 62 meters high and each has 40 windows.

The beauty of the walls inside the Istiqlal Mosque
The beauty of the walls inside the Istiqlal Mosque

Room and building layout

The mosque has 12 floors, with the main prayer hall on the top floor. The prayer room can accommodate up to 200,000 people. This mosque is located in the center of Jakarta, near Merdeka Square and the National Monument.

The mosque's unique architecture includes a large dome and two minarets. The dome is decorated with Islamic calligraphy and has a diameter of 45 meters. The towers are 62 meters high and each has 40 windows.

Dome at Istiqlal Mosque
Dome at Istiqlal Mosque
The atmosphere of the main prayer room
The atmosphere of the main prayer room

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