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Mecca Masjid

The oldest and the most important mosque of the city, it is also one of the largest in the whole world. It was started by Sultan Qutub Quli Shah in the year 1643 and was completed by Emperor Aurangzeb in the year 1698. It is known that the Sultan called all the Islamic leaders of the world to lay the foundation of this mosque. It is located beside the Charminar in the south western direction and has a huge blocking wall with two octagonal pillars on the west. These are said to have been built with the same graniite. The name Mecca Masjid is because everything from the design, detailing and architecture was based on the huge Mosque and shrine of Mecca. The bricks used to build this mosque were also brought down from Mecca only. The mosque can accomodate more than 100000 devotees at one time and a gallery inside the mosque is also said to house a relic of Prophet Muhammad.
Swati Jain
Mecca Masjid: Located at a distance of 100 metres from Charminar, Mecca Masjid is one of the largest mosques in the world. Also known as Makkah Masjid, the beauty of the fascinating architecture of Mecca Masjid has been accentuated by the Belgian crystal chandeliers which adorn the mosque ceilings.
Ananiah Blessing
Arched facades made of granite, detailed minarets and the intricate carvings on the doors and windows of a structure made using bricks of soil brought in all the way from Mecca, yup that's right! That's Mecca Masjid, India's second largest mosque with a capacity for 10000 devotees at a time, right here in Hyderabad. A fine display of the architectural brilliance of the past, this place is place frequented by people irrespective of their religion. It took ~8000 masons around 77 years to build this marvelous structure, which today is a listed heritage site.Local folklore says that people who sit on the black benches lining the pond here will one day return to the same spot for sure. Interesting, huh! Give it a try! :-)I did read somewhere that western clothes aren't allowed here, but not sure about this thing.
Mecca Masjid Cost: Rs 0 (No entry fee) | Time: 10 am to 8 PM (not restricted, morning and evening)
Sachin Sethi
Arindam Ghosh
The 17th century mosque